Ever wanted to go to a Japanese Matsuri? Well now you can! This event will feature a variety of booths that include games of skill and chance, various delicious foods, and also a stage with live performances by several bands!
This is a free event open to the general public that will be occurring before and just as pre-registration pick up begins. It will be located at the 1st Mariner Arena Parking lot on Hopkins place. So instead of waiting in line, come out and enjoy yourselves! The festival starts at 12PM and runs until 7PM. We hope to see you there!.
|12:00PM||Chin Hamaya Culture Center Taiko Drum Act|
|1:15PM||Taiko Drum Class|
|2:30PM||DJ Cutman - Mini Set|
|4:30PM||DJ Cutman - Full Set|
Chin Hamaya Culture Center Taiko Drum Group
Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. While in Okinawa, Rodd and Cole were able to become professional shisa dancers (the dragon or lion dog). They were the first Americans to be asked to do so. The Okinawan people presented a Shisa to the Chin family with the colors of purple and white to represent peace and unity in hopes that they would continue to share the Okinawan and Japanese cultures. This is the only Okinawan made shisa to ever leave the island. Upon arriving back in the United States they began their dream of "Peace through understanding each other's culture".
Chin Hamaya Culture Center is located in Charles County, Maryland. They teach adults and children the art of taiko drumming no matter the ability, disability, race or religion. Through the help of an after school program at Piccowaxen Middle School, they were able to expand the group and begin teaching on a regular basis. To date they have 20 performers of all ages and abilities. Currently they have students ages 8 to 45.
Chin Hamaya Culture Center has performed in places such as The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Adams Morgan Festival, the National Zoo, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Japanese Commerce Association New Year, the Japanese Ambassador, the Pakistan Festival, National Mother Language Day, Annandale After Dark in the Park, Fiesta Asia, Bloomingdales, plus many schools doing Educational Programs. We have even been blessed to teach and perform for President Obama's children. These are just a few of the places that we go to "Peace through understanding each other's culture."
Please visit us at www.chinhamaya.org!
Dj CUTMAN is a pioneer performer of Chiptune and Video Game Music. Mixing world-class Chiptune composers into epic, dancable sets infused with dubstep, hip-hop, funk and soul, Dj CUTMAN brings years of experience as an audio engineer into the DJ world. Sampling sounds and melodies from classic video games, Dj CUTMAN creates a nostalgic and exciting musical experience that's unlike any other.
Shinsei formed in 2012 when former Ossu members Kenji (vocals) and Xero(drums) joined with VK fashion model Akira (bass) after Ossu's disbandment. The members came together at crucial turing points in their lives and so named the band Shinsei ("Rebirth") to symbolize the new beginnings they were experiencing. Shinsei writes music with the aim of inspiring, enlightening, and bringing about new ways to view the world. One recurring theme in the music is that the world is a reflection of the individual; reality involves not only what exists objectively, but also who you are in relation to the world.
Akira comes from a strong background in both visual media and in music. She has worked as a model for a number of years, shooting for clothing companies as well as private professionals. Aki has also spent time touring in England with her orchestra while still in high school playing the violin. She has been passionate about J-rock her entire life and began playing bass in college with hopes of joining a VK/J-rock inspired group.
Kenji has been performing semi-professionally since he was 13. He started as a drummer, later moving to guitar and eventually vocals. Kenji became passionate about J-rock in high school and has since been writing music influenced by Japanese artists ever since. His main influences from Japan include Deluhi, Dir En Grey and D'espairsRay. He also enjoys European speed metal and power metal, drawing influence also from bands like Nightwish, Ensiferum and Sonata Arctica.
Xero is a Marilyn Manson fan to the core, but was never musically inclined until he met Kenji in 2009. Up until that point, he had only dreamed of a joining a band that could be as visually expressive as it was musically, but had only meager drumming experience obtained through games like Rock Band. Together, Xero and Kenji developed his skills on the drums and in a mere two years he was able to play at a performance ready level.
Blending the hauntingly versatile traditional Chinese violin (ErHu) with modern American rock engineering – meet The Hsu-Nami!
An international renowned instrumental-rock band from the United States. The Hsu-Nami. Integrates an ampliﬁed electric "erhu", a tweaked twostring spike ﬁddle used in Chinese classical and folk music, into a rock lineup. The band typically compose lengthy erhu melodic-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, heavy guitar ri!s, melodic bass guitar lines and face melting solo. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, the Hsu-Nami redeﬁnes the 1960s and 1970s progressive fusion rock music.
Blazing the stages of the New York city area with their ﬁery brand of rock, The Hsu-Nami has been building their brand since its inception in 2005 with an explosive live show and their exceptional musicianship. Behind two independent releases, "Entering the Mandala" (2007), and "The Four Noble Truths' (2009). Hsu-Nami's music was featured in the 2008 Summer Olympic in Beijing. The track "Rising of the sun" was the theme music representing the Chinese Basketball team entrance theme.
They have Headlined festivals in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, St Louis, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, headlined Modern Sky's "China Night" at NYC's CMJ festival 2010, as well as playing New York's Citi Field (cap. 42, 000) and Times Square. In April of 2011 & 2012 they tour the whole country and performed at the Spring Scream festival in Taiwan. In October toured Shanghai and Beijing to perform at the 10,000 attendee modern sky Strawberry Music festival in China.
They have shared the stage with major acts, both domestic and international: Yellowcard (USA), The Parlor Mob (USA), Nightmare of You (USA), Bowling for Soup (USA), Notorious MSG (USA), Re-Tros (China), Hedgehog (China), Chthonic (Taiwan), Chairman (Taiwan), Van Fan (Taiwan), Kou Chou Ching (Taiwan), Dazzle Vision (Japan) and High and Mighty Color (Japan).
Guitar: Brent Bergholm
Electric Erhu: Jack Hsu
Keyboard: Dana Goldberg
Bass: Derril Sellers
Drums: John Manna
The Jolly Pig
We are about delicious food, made fresh from scratch, and with local ingredients. From our garden to your table in season! We prepare our unique dishes with care and finesse! Currently visiting Baltimore, Towson, Woodlawn and Owings Mills - the Jolly Pig is coming to you. We deliver great taste and fresh home cooking. Look for the pink and white Food Truck in your neighborhood and say goodbye to the ho-hum lunch. Exciting flavors and creative combinations are sure to please. Our signature pulled pork stars in flavorful variations like our Korean BBQ, or try the Peking Pork. The Jamaican Jerk taco with fruit salsa is both refreshing and spicy. The Carolina slider is made in the traditional East North Carolina style. Homemade salads are prepared fresh daily from scratch. Special sandwiches are featured weekly- don't miss the famed "Figgy Piggy"!
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