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ExxonMobil Discovery Series: BENZAITEN


Mar 26, 2025

Event Type

Discovery Educational Series, Education Outreach

Ticket Price

This is a non-ticketed event. Performances are provided free of charge to 5th graders and teachers in Houston public schools.
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Performance Hall

Sarofim Hall


One hour

Introducing 5th Graders to the World of the Performing Arts


TAIKOPROJECT’s “BENZAITEN” is inspired by the Japanese goddess of wisdom, beauty, and dance. Performed by 12 performers, students learn about traditional and modern expressions of the taiko (Japanese drum) art form on a vast array of authentic instruments hand-crafted in Japan, from the snare drum-sized shime-taiko to the 350-lb, 5-foot wide Ohiradaiko.

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This project is supported in part by an award from the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Mid-America Arts Alliance.


Over one hundred million people have seen Los Angeles-based TAIKOPROJECT through their televised appearances on the Academy Awards, the Grammys, The Voice, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, MTV, Food Network, and in music videos for Sean Paul, rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, Playing for Change, and many more. The ensemble performs regularly across the U.S. and has performed throughout Europe, Asia, South and Central America.

Performance Schedule

  • Audio Description
  • Open Captions
  • ASL

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5th Grade

  • Wed Mar 26, 2025 at 11:00 am

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