20 Years to NATC - TaikoProject Wins

20 Years of NATC Timeline: TAIKOPROJECT Wins Tokyo International Taiko Contest

Just 5 years after they were founded in 2000, TAIKOPROJECT won the adult group division of the 2005 Tokyo International Taiko Contest. They were the first American group to ever win in this competition. After playing the assigned piece “beat Essence” required of all competitors, they performed “Expanding” and “Omiyage.” This feat introduced Japan to Read More

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NATC Needs ASL Interpreters!

Hello Taiko Community! TCA is looking for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to help with workshop and plenary session interpreting at this summer’s North American Taiko Conference in San Diego. If you are ASL-enabled, and are interested in helping with this endeavor, contact us at concierge@taikocommunityalliance.org. We’re doing our best to help make NATC accessible Read More

NATC's Importance - Workshop Leaders

NATC’s Importance: As told by Workshop Leaders

Workshops dominate many participants’ time at the North American Taiko Conference. Out of the 25.5 hours of activities currently scheduled for this summer’s gathering at the University of California San Diego, 12.5 hours (49%) are workshops! Of course, participants at past conferences have listed the workshops as one of the major reasons for attending, so Read More

20 Years to NATC - ECTC

20 Years to NATC Timeline: East Coast Taiko Conference

This week, as part of our 20 Years to NATC timeline, we are featuring the East Coast Taiko Conference! The North American Taiko Conference has inspired many regional taiko conferences, including the East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC). The first ECTC was held in 2011 at Cornell University, hosted by Yamatai. Since then, players from across Read More