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Manoa Japanese Language School is holding a New Year Community Fair and Rummage Sale on Sunday, January 31 from 10-2pm. There will be lots of fun and FREE entertainment and cultural activities for the entire family. Keiki games, food, crafts, and entertainment by Kenny Endo’s Taiko Center of the Pacific, Tsugaru shamisen by Patrick Oiye, and Shishimai by Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts. We look...
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Welcome, Croeso, Konnichiwa! Taiko Wales is a dynamic association of experienced practitioners who aim to spread the joy of Taiko drumming throughout Wales, so that the benefits of playing Taiko can be enjoyed in Welsh communities – whatever the age and whatever the ability of the people taking part. Taiko Wales actively promotes connections within…. More recently, the Taiko focus in Wales has...
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Taiko Center of the Pacific presents “Island Breeze,” a trio of world class musicians – each a master of his own instrument featuring Grammy award winning Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian slack key guitar), shakuhachi master Riley Lee, and taiko artist Kenny Endo. This group was nominated for the Na Hoku...
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Uzume Taiko is West Coast Canada’s premiere professional taiko drumming group. Performing both nationally and internationally since 1988, the group performs their unique West Coast Canadian taiko drumming style to different audiences, creating shows to perform at festivals, concert halls,...
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Fushu Daiko combines taiko drums & rhythms of Japan with styles such as jazz and rhythm & blues to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience. Since our beginning in 1990, Fushu Daiko has practiced joyously in the pursuit of ever increasing mastery of taiko drumming, understanding,...
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Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center is a Japanese taiko drumming studio in Brooklyn, New York,preserves, teaches, and promotes the art of taiko (Japanese drumming), shares elements of Japanese music and culture with students, and creates community among taiko players, musicians, and others.
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San Jose Taiko is an Asian Japanese-American drumming and rhythm artist. Located in San Jose's' Japantown, online concert, matsuri festival, workshops and class schedules available online! Taiko is the Japanese word for drum. In North America, this term is used to describe both the Japanese drum itself and the art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming with Japanese drums). - View more upcoming...
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Emeryville Taiko is a taiko drumming group in the city of Emeryville, between Berkeley and Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our website provides information on future performances, photos of taiko, and how *you* can start playing taiko with us! Come to our December 6th Performances in Oakland Chinatown! Taiko Kids4Kids starts at 2pm and includes a kids performance and workshop. Taiko...
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In many parts of North America, taiko drumming is instrumental in creating and celebrating Asian, Asian-American, and Asian-Canadian communities. Striving to nurture that community in Toronto, in 2012 we mounted the first ever Toronto Taiko Festival to great success. Finally back for the 2017 season, we’ve once again planned an exciting 3-day festival filled with workshops, a concert, and a...
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You will learn the basic taiko technique, simple traditional song, as well as some history and structure of taiko. No experience or Japanese language needed!We offer an opportunity for you to experience the local culture in first hand. This is 1 hour-long group taiko drumming class for tourists from all over the world.You will learn the basic taiko technique, simple traditional song, as well as...
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Taiko is the artistic, powerful, and physically demanding discipline of Japanese ensemble drumming. Odaiko Sonora has made taiko accessible to Tucson and Pima County residents since 2002. Through exciting per-formances, high-quality instruction, school residencies and team workshops we increase first-hand knowledge of taiko and the opportunities it presents for physical, mental, and spiritual...
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Orlando Taiko Dojo is a Japanese drumming troupe who very actively performs in Central Florida. Orlando Taiko Dojo demonstrates the traditional art of Japanese drums known as "Taiko.". Taiko drums were used in battlefields and have been used in religious ceremonies and. They are subsidiary team to Matsuriza who performs at EPCOT in Walt Disney World. A surprisingly easy drag & drop site...
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Welcome! We are Cal Raijin Taiko, U.C. Berkeley's Japanese drumming performance ensemble. Founded in 2005, we perform for both the campus community and beyond to spread the knowledge, love, and passion of taiko. Thank you Nike for inviting us to play this year's Women's Half-Marathon!
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Taiko, a Japanese style of drumming , has a long and rich history. Originating in China, it traveled through many countries and took on various forms, finally settling profoundly in Japan. Here, it was used to call the Gods to alter existing conditions such as warding off pestilence, bringing rain, blessing a harvest or inviting the ancestors to join in celebration of the family. Villages used...
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The musical voyage continues as Kurona’s powerful taiko drumming in “Valkyrie” hit the chests of every audience member like a wave crashing onto the ocean shore. The taiko drums have two effects - they raise the energy of the fans while transporting them from the venue onto a samurai battlefield... read more. Shortly after appearing at Anime Central in Chicago, Eir Aoi had her first headliner...
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Marimbaman David Hall enjoys sharing his passion for the marimba with audiences both young and old! He performs on four unique mallet instruments- the Mexican Marimba, African Balafon, 1920's Xylophone, and modern Marimba- as well as a Japanese Taiko drum and African Djembe. Musical styles range from Ragtime to Classical, and Brazilian to Baroque. Different costumes are worn for each separate...
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For booking and press inquiries, please submit the form below or contact Executive Director Bryan Yamami at 213.268.4011 or bryanyamami@gmail.com. For information on our taiko classes, please visit: www.taikoprojectacademy.com. Courtney Deguchi, Jen Baik, Yumi Saito, Liz Ishida, Jenny Mimura, Andrew Chen, Keiko Harada, Blaine O'Brien, Doug Sakamoto, Brian Yamagata, Darren Endo. Thank you! We...
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Seattle Kokon Taiko is a performing group based in the local Japanese American community. New February Intermediate 4-class series will focus on slant-stand (naname-dai) style drumming. Participants will take the elements of rhythm, movement and spirit taught in the Beginning Class and apply them to Utsu Hachijo, a challenging piece we learned from famous Japanese group Ondekoza. Hachijo-jima...
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Kaminari Taiko enriches the lives of our members and audiences by learning, performing, and preserving the Japanese art of taiko. Since the group's founding in 1996, Kaminari Taiko has expanded its cultural influence across Texas and the Gulf South. We reach thousands of people each year through concerts, festivals, and classes. By fusing traditional instruments with modern rhythms, Kaminari...
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We are hobbyists helping other hobbyists make taiko drums. Our hope is that by sharing details of our process, other Taiko players can make their own drums and learn from our experiences. We developed this material to share with the Taiko community so that if someone is thinking of making a drum, they can get an overview of what is involved to understand the commitment, costs, and decide...
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