Acclaimed drum artist to perform in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) A musician described as the ‘world’s premier soloist in the Japanese art of taiko drumming’ will perform in Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Eitetsu Hayashi has been designated as a cultural ambassador this year by the Japanese government with a mandate to promote the art of taiko through workshops and performances around the world.

Taiko is a drumming style unique to Japan, presented as a physically and mentally rigorous artistic discipline. Hayashi is a pioneer of numerous playing styles. His career has spanned 42 years.

The concert is hosted by the Japanese Cultural Center of Western New York. Dr. Takako Michii, executive director of the Center, calls Hayashi “a taiko legend.”

Tickets are available at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, through Ticketmaster, and the Sato Japanese Restaurant. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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