Eitetsu Hayashi: Taiko Legend

Taiko drummer Hayashi (left) performs; shinobue/shakuhachi player Makoto Takei also features. Oct 28-29, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044. Photo: Shinji Takehara

Sunday, 23 October, 2011, 12:00am


3 Carols for a cause

Katterwall is holding its fourth annual carolling event in support of Operation Santa Claus. Turn up and sing your heart out for a great cause!

When: December 3, 7.30pm

Where: Lok Hing Lane sitting-out area, Lan Kwai Fong

Free admission; carol books will be available from F&B outlets near the venue

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The thunderous beat of 'taiko'

If you have never seen or heard taiko drumming before, search for it on YouTube. You will not be disappointed. An exciting new world will open up for you.


Clips of taiko drumming on YouTube are very positive. Most people really enjoy the performances. The beats and the movements are wonderful.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


20 Green Xmas

Buy new and second-hand goods at the Winter Garage Sale & Fair at HKUST - start your Christmas shopping while supporting the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Proceeds go to support various charities including Operation Santa Claus.

When: November 20, 9.30am-1.30pm

Where: HKUST LG3 car park

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

It is rare for an artist to be willing to see his work destroyed, but that is the lot of Au Yeung Ping-chi, who is in the business of making paper replicas of items that are burned for the dead to enjoy in the afterlife

Paper artist Au Yeung Ping-chi is used to seeing his creations go up in smoke - in fact if they did not, he would be out of a job.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Ondekoza & Wongs' Concert

Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Sat, 3pm and 8pm

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

American Visions

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Tomorrow, Sat, 8pm

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) will perform an all-American programme this weekend, featuring works by the likes of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. But it will be a piece by a living composer that's most likely to turn heads.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Japanese drums master returns

FOLLOWING A sensational performance with the Hong Kong Philharmonic last March, taiko drums master Eitetsu Hayashi returns next month to join the Philharmonic in a performance of Fujin-Raijin, a piece specially written by Japanese composer Tokuhide Niimi to exploit the greatly expanded drumming technique Hayashi has developed.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Japanese Drum Master

Japanese Drum Master

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Reviewed: March 31

This was a most rewarding programme from the Hong Kong Philharmonic, with two modern Japanese works in the second half, including a concerto vehicle for Eitetsu Hayashi, master of the traditional Japanese taiko drums.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre will restage Love in a Fallen City, a Cantonese drama based on Shanghainese writer Eileen Chang's well-loved novel.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


A short film, Parallels China-Mexico, and a feature film, Taxi for Three, will be screened as part of Latin America In . . . side. The film festival showcases films produced by some of the most famous Latin-American directors.

18 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

John Lee Yiu-shing

Above an abandoned factory in Kwai Fong - all cracked plaster and devil's teeth grilles - a musician is hard at work. But he doesn't insist on quiet. Quite the opposite.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

The Performance: Majestic Drums

The opening concert for the HK Drum Festival brings together Chinese, Japanese, South American and African drummers. The programme includes a combo of African and South American drumming and singing, a traditional Xinjiang concerto and Japanese Daiko. Sep 19-20, 8pm. HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $100, $120, $150, $180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

14 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


What to hear:

4 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


Let Freedom Ring: Japanese-American taiko drummer Kenny Endo is the soloist for the Asian premiere of Takeo Kudo's Let Freedom Ring with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra, and the orchestra also performs works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel. Conductor: Samuel Wong. May 4-5, 8pm. Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $60-$200 Urbtix:

2734 9009.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am