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Here Come the Sponsors!

TCA is pleased to announce our sponsors for the 2017 North American Taiko Conference! These generous individuals and organizations have pledged their support for making this year’s conference a success. In the spirit of competition, our sponsors have thrown their support behind their favorite team in the Drummer’s Circle Challenge! We have added their contributions to our Read More

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Drummers’ Circle Matching Announcement from Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten

Yoshihiko Miyamoto, president of Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten has a special announcement as part of the 2017 Drummers’ Circle campaign! We are thankful for the generosity of Yoshihiko and the entire kaDON/Miyamoto family for this amazing matching challenge!  Take this opportunity to make your contribution to this year’s Drummers’ Circle campaign and have your donation count Read More

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20 Years to NATC Timeline: Taiko Boom

Shawn Bender was part of the first wave of taiko scholars, completing his dissertation in 2003 on tradition and modernity in kumidaiko. Building upon this ground-breaking work, in 2012 he published Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion the first – and to date, only – scholastic book in English about taiko performance. An Associate Read More

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The Drummer’s Circle Challenge!

Which corner of the taiko community can drum up the most support for NATC? The Drummer’s Circle are those individuals and groups that help cover the cost of Conference through donations. TCA is committed to keeping Conference registration costs down to maximize accessibility. However, that means that registration fees only cover 65% of the cost Read More

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Attn: SoCAL – Call for NATC Equipment

It has been eight long years since the Southern California Taiko Community has had the esteemed honor of hosting the North American Taiko Conference (NATC). On behalf of the Taiko Community Alliance and the Taiko Community of San Diego, we are very excited to be presenting the 2017 North American Taiko Conference (NATC) at the Read More

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20 Years of NATC Timeline: kaDON Takes Taiko to the Internet

CORRECTION: This version corrects an earlier version that incorrectly listed Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe among the list of founding personnel for kaDON.  Taiko pedagogy entered a new era in 2014 when kaDON was founded by Yoshihiko Miyamoto, Aya Yoshida, and Shoji Kameda. Powered by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten, kaDON offers classes by celebrated artists like Read More