20 Years to NATC Timeline - Taiko Boom

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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Taiko Jam Spotlight: On Ensemble and Shogo Yoshii

We’re back with another edition of our TaikoJam Spotlight series. This week, we’re featuring another TaikoJam 2017 artist, On Ensemble!  They will be performing with taiko artist, Shogo Yoshii. We’re very excited to add them to our lineup for this year’s concert.  Read on to learn more about these amazing artists. ON ENSEMBLE Established in Read More

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SoCAL NATC Info Session

Join Taiko Community Alliance’s (TCA) Conference Coordinator, Terry Nguyen, the Board of Directors, and members from the San Diego Taiko Community for an informative and interactive meeting about the North American Taiko Conference (NATC). Learn about the new format of the conference, how to sign-up, and ways to get involved. We will also be asking Read More