CANCELED - SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
CANCELED - SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
WhenSaturday, March 21, 2020, 11:30 AM – 3 PM
CategoriesCelebrations, Kids & Families, Performances
SponsorAmerican Art Museum
VenueAmerican Art Museum
Event LocationKogod Courtyard

Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture. A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Les The DJ spinning Japanese pop, funk, and boogie beats and the Koto Ensemble performing traditional Japanese dance. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, and go on an art scavenger hunt throughout the exhibition Chiura Obata: American Modern in the first-floor galleries. All performances take place in the Kogod Courtyard unless otherwise noted.

Schedule of Events
11:30 a.m. – Taiko Drumming (F Street Plaza, weather permitting)
          Nen Daiko
12:15 p.m. – All-vinyl set of Japanese funk, boogie, and pop
          Les the DJ    
1:30 p.m. – Japanese Musical Performance, featuring the koto and the shakuhachi
          Koto Ensemble
2:30 p.m. – Taiko Drumming
          Nen Daiko

SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration is presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Media partners include Washington Parent Magazine, 97.1 WASH-FM, and 98.7 WMZQ

Image credit: Bruce Guthrie

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