Zildjian Artist, Taku Hirano will be performing on taiko drum on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (check local listings for time), this Thursday night, February 19 with A.R. Rahman, the composer for the film Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman is up for three Oscars this year. Two for song of year (two different songs in the same category!), and one for best score. If you're familiar with the movie, they will be performing the anthem, "Jai Ho," which is up for an Oscar and was featured at the end of the film in the Bollywood-style dance sequence featuring the cast.
Taku has also recently produced two remixes for Kanye West through his production team, Tao Of Sound. They can be heard on their MySpace page.