MI Bon Festival #MIBON2022
Celebrate the music, dance and tradition of Japanese Obon summer festivals here in SE Michigan! MI Bon Festival #MIBON2022 is a community project of the Great Lakes Taiko Center @GLTC
Last Summer 2021, the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) celebrated our first annual Michigan Bon Festival on August 7th 2021 with Taiko performances by Tanoshii Taiko Tai (T3), Godaiko Drummers, and Raion Taiko, and we premiered the new Michigan Ondo (original song and dance) by Kyoko Johnson & Noriko Maidens, our MI Bon project creators.
At this inaugural Michigan Bon Festival (MI Bon 2021), we celebrated our past year of Taiko connections, like our Bondaiko Bondance Kane (BBK) online class and outdoor group practices, and we honored the people and places of our Taiko community as we gathered to share our Michigan Ondo along with other folk songs and dances of the Japanese Bon Festival, or Obon, a summer festival tradition from Japan which continues to evolve around the world as a time to honor the spirits of our ancestors and to gather in celebration of life as a community.
Let's dream about #MIBON2022 together! ~Eileen Ho & Larry An, GLTC co-directors and members Taiko Centering 2022 #TaikoDreams
From the GLTC Blog: MI Bon Festival Project #MIBON2022 …invitation to last year’s Michigan Bon Festival 2021 #MIBON2021
UPDATE: 8/20 event cancelled due to weather; postponed to rain date of SAT 9/24!
#MIBON2022 flyer by GLTC member Ronna Fisher & artist Deanne Bednar:
> Link to EVENT LISTING: MI Bon Summer Festival 2022-09-24 SAT 3-5pm ET @Novi Public Library
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Learn Dance with Us! on SAT 9/17 pre-event workshop in Wixom, MI
*8/20 Event Cancelled* #MIBON2022 postponed to RAIN DATE of SAT 9/24!
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