WHO/WHAT: The Pacific Buddhist Academy’s 11th annual Taiko Festival, showcasing students, faculty and guest talent. This year’s theme is “Taiji: The Yin Yang of Taiko.”
“The movement of taiko generates yang. You have the rapid movement of drums and performers, and the excitement that fills a stage and auditorium,” explained PBA head of school Josh Hernandez Morse in a letter to supporters. “The performances are based on communication, respect and harmony, and this teamwork generates tranquility, the yin.” Taiko is an integral part of the course offerings at PBA, which is the only high school in the United States with a peace curriculum based on Buddhist teachings.
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at the Pearl City Cultural Center, 2100 Hookiekie St.
COST: Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for seniors, students and PBA alumni. Call 532-2649 or email www.pacificbuddhistacademy.org. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at PBA’s office adjacent to the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin (1710 Pali Hwy.).


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