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Throughout the day, experience a variety of entertainment across three stages featuring our city's famous San Jose Taiko performers, talented local youth and adults performing traditional or contemporary music and dance. The three stages are the Main Stage (along 5th Street), the Kids Zone Stage (along 6th Street), and the Indoor Stage (inside the Sanctuary).

Schedule of Events

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11:15 AM Main Stage - Chidori Band performs popular Japanese songs for the community in a variety of styles including enka, J-pop and Latin.

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11:15 AM Kids Zone Stage - Get Down Studio focuses on hip hop and Latin street styles, including boogaloo, house, locking, breaking, salsa and bachata.  Our classes range from preschoolers all the way up to adults. 

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12:00 PM Sanctuary - Choral Cosmo/Silicon Valley Community Chorus began in 1998.  We enjoy singing many genres of music including sacred music, songs in many languages, Broadway musicals, American standards, jazz, and opera.

12:00 PM Kids Zone Stage - West Coast World Martial ArtsThe founders of the West Coast World Martial Arts Association are Master Ernie Reyes and Master Tony Thompson.  Their goal is to impact and empower peoples’ lives in a positive way through our WCWMA Black Belt and Mastery Success System.

12:30 PM Main Stage - Wesley Jazz Ensemble plays high-energy/upbeat jazz music ranging from the big band standards of the 40's, blues, rock and roll, Latin, popular songs, and some J-pop songs.  The band performs for various community events, street fairs, and senior centers.

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12:30 PM Kids Zone Stage - Grant Elementary School

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1:00 PM Sanctuary - Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Koto Studio is a renown koto (Japanese musical instrument) performer. She has produced four CD’s with the Murasaki Ensemble, a world jazz fusion group which she founded, and two contemporary CD’s which feature the koto in solo and duets with shakuhachi, violin, flute and guitar.

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1:00 PM Kids Zone Stage - Jake Shimada Ukulele is 13 years old and has been playing ukulele for years. He plays with the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band as a Junior Apprentice and with the Wesley Ukulele Band.  Jake performs Hawaiian and popular music.

1:30 PM Main Stage - Ha'a Hula provides premier Hula and Polynesian shows in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Ha'a Hula also offers classes for Hula and Tahitian dancing as well as drumming.

2:15 PM Main Stage - Wesley Ukulele Band Aloha! The Wesley Ukulele Band performs traditional and popular Hawaiian music and more. We meet the second Sunday of every month at 1:00pm.  Please join us!

 

2:30 PM Kids Zone Stage - Japanese Story Telling by Wesley UMC's Nichigobu (Japanese speaking) Congregation

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3:00 PM Main Stage - San Jose Taiko inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT has broadened this historical art form into a style that joins traditional rhythms with other world and contemporary music, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin, jazz and hip hop, bridging many styles.

Enjoy the music and performances!