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Taikothon 2018: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond!

The link to Taikothon 2018 is here: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond! At Taikothon 2018 we asked the community to tell us your Taiko Story: What has the last 50 years of taiko brought you and how do you see it moving forward? How have you been incorporating innovative practice or composition...

Generous Grant Recognizes the Power of Taiko Voices

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds. The Creative

Taiko Voices Seeks Project Coordinator

This position closed on November 15, 2018. Job Title: Taiko Voices: Song Commission Coordinator Employer: Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) The Project: Song Commission Project The 2016 Taiko Census revealed enormous demand in the taiko community for excellent open source pieces and resources to learn them. This project honors the legacy, generosity, and hard work of Taiko...

Buddhist Taiko Gathering

This is a report submitted by Elise Fujimoto, event coordinator.  Jun Daiko was a recipient of a 2018 TCA Mini-Grant to support a Bay Area Buddhist Temple Taiko Gathering. On Saturday April 14th, 2018, 100 taiko players, instructors, volunteers, and supporters convened at Mountain View Buddhist Temple in Mountain View, California for the first Bay Area...

East Coast Taiko Conference 2018

The East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC) was hosted on February 9–11, 2018, by Taiko Tides at Stony Brook University. ECTC is an important annual gathering for taiko enthusiasts and groups primarily from, but not limited to, the eastern US and Canada. ECTC serves an important role to help unite our diverse community. Collegiate, community, and professional...

50 and Beyond: Thank You!

Thank You to all who have donated $50 or more in recognition of 50 years of taiko in North America and beyond! Carolyn Adler (Honolulu, HI) Keith Arakaki (Kapaa, HI) Kristin Block (San Jose, CA) Michiko Buchanan (Fridley, MN) Sasen Cain (San Diego, CA) Rina Chang (Saratoga, CA) Jen Chiappardi (Merion Station, PA) Yurika Chiba...

Announcing the 2019 NATC Coordinator

  TCA is excited to announce Terry Nguyen as our 2019 North American Taiko Conference coordinator. Terry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, having most recently planned the 2017 NATC in San Diego, and having previously served as Assistant Coordinator for NATC 2009 and intern in 2007. Terry is excited to...

TCA 100 Club 2019

Thank You to the taiko groups who have joined the 100 Club: 100% of their members are 2019 TCA members! If you believe that your logo belongs here, please send your group roster and the name and email address for a group contact person to: membership@taikocommunityalliance.org

Workshop Proposals for NATC 19

TCA is putting out a call for taiko instructors to submit Workshop Proposals for the 2019 North American Taiko Conference. With the success of the 2017 North American Taiko Conference in San Diego, we are looking forward to again presenting a broad range of artistic development workshops taught by a diverse community of instructors. We continue...