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

20 Years to NATC Timeline- KaDON teaches the world (1)

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

Timeline 2- EUROPEAN TAIKO CONFERENCE

20 Years to NATC Timeline: European Taiko Conference

This week, our 20 Years to NATC timeline celebrates one of many community gatherings that have been started over the last twenty years.  Most recently, the European Taiko Community has come together for ETC, the European Taiko Conference. NATC has inspired performers across the world to hold their own conferences! In 2016, the first European Read More

Timeline 1- Founding (1)

20 Years to NATC Timeline: Founding of TCA

In August 2013, 52 leaders from across North America gathered at Stanford University to shape and discuss the values and activities of the newly formed Taiko Community Alliance. Over three days, participants discussed how the organization could help support the continued growth of the North American taiko community, as well as laid the foundation for Read More