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Collegiate Players Celebrate 25th ITI

This is a report submitted by Amberlin Chen, Michelle Li, and Thi Nguyen of Stanford Taiko, hosts of NATC 2019. Stanford Taiko was a recipient of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. This year’s Memorial Day Weekend on Stanford’s campus was special. Together with hundreds of collegiate and professional taiko

Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude

This is the fifth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude Made in America: Taiko Voices would like to thank the New Generation Nikkei Fund (supported by the Tides Foundation) for a grant to support this […]

Taikothon 2019

Check out the Livestream archive for Taikothon 2019 here: Taiko Vision – Dream Out Loud! With an invitation to Dream Out Loud!, Taikothon 2019 revealed our community’s Taiko Visions. TCA expanded its Taiko Vision by moving Taikothon — for the first time ever! — to the East Coast. Thanks to host group, Soh Daiko in […]

Tech Team Hackathon

The TCA Tech Team held its first ever Hackathon September 26-30. Gathering from New York, Washington DC, and Hawai’i the Tech Team made their home in a huge house near the heart of  San Jose Japantown. Tech team members, Abena Oteng-Agipong, Elise Fujimoto, Josh Yoon, Linda Uyechi, Paul Sakamoto, Peter Spangler, Sarah Gilbert and Sue […]

TCA Grants 2020: Mini No More

Grant applications for 2020 are closed. See the TCA Grant page for current information about future grants. Do you have a taiko-related project you’re looking to fulfill in 2020? The TCA grants have grown up! Since 2016, TCA has dedicated increasing amounts of funds to the Grant Program, culminating this year in a record $15,000 […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Framework

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. APRIL: The Framework “Every beat has a story and the sounds we produce are the projection of that story.” Ryan Kimura This month, Taiko Voices added to the framework of the Taiko Voices composition. After […]

Taiko and Community Website Launches

With initial support from a TCA Mini-Grant in 2018, Karen Young (The Genki Spark, Boston) has launched a new Taiko and Community website and Artist in Residence program with Yidan Zeng, Marley Kirton, and Lina Lalwani (formerly with Gendo Taiko, Providence). Taiko and Community is an initiative to recognize taiko as a source of building, […]

Meet Our 2019 New Board Members

  TCA is proud to introduce five new members to the Board of Directors in Fall 2019.  Please join us in welcoming Ben Pachter (starting September 2019), Carley Okamura, Danny Hayman, Kelly Kuwabara, and Paul Sakamoto to the board. They collectively bring over 60 years of taiko, non-profit administration, and community organizing experience from their diverse

Taiko Voices Journal: The Spirit

This is the third in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. MARCH: The Spirit The third gathering was only a few weeks after the Pioneer Jam and the energy was humming. Did I mention there was a jam? Of course not. Because, if there […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Pioneers

  Photographs by Lisa Duncan Photography. This is the second in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. FEBRUARY: The Pioneers The memorandum of understanding for the Taiko Voices project included an inspiration session to aid in the creation of the piece. A day was selected […]