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Recording Taiko with Chung Wan Choi

Quality audio and visual recordings of taiko can be challenging to create.  TCA has sought professional advice from experienced sound recording specialist Chung Wan Choi. Watch his presentation here: Recording Taiko with Chung Wan Choi.

NATC 2019: Request for Proposals

Interested in hosting NATC 2019? Please review the Request For Proposal (RFP) below. Contact Stan Shikuma (stan@taikocommunityalliance.org) or Johnny Mori (johnny@taikocommunity.  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: HOSTING THE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TAIKO CONFERENCE The Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) The Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit music service organization

TCA at ECTC 2017

This is a report submitted by Jane Lin, Co-Chair of the Program Committee, and Collegiate Taiko Advisory Group (CTAG) lead.  Earlier this month, I traveled across the United States with Linda Uyechi, Jun Daiko member and Stanford Taiko faculty advisor, to attend the 2017 East Coast Taiko Conference hosted by Gendo Taiko in Providence, Rhode Island....

TCA Board 2017 Retreat

Last weekend, February 11th and 12th, the TCA Board of Directors from across North America gathered at an AirBnB in Los Angeles, CA for the annual TCA board retreat. The weekend was full of meaningful presentations and conversations about TCA’s present state of affairs and plans to build a strong infrastructure for the organization.  Feedback from board...

Congratulations to Kodo on their 35th Anniversary!

A few weekends ago TCA Board Chair Derek Oye and Conference Coordinator Terry Nguyen attended Kodo’s 35th Anniversary Reception hosted by Kodo Art Sphere America (KASA) at the San Jose Taiko’s studio. Fellow TCA Board Member and KASA Board Member Alan Okada was also present at the event. It was an honor to be able...

Costuming 101: Momohiki

Join Yuu Ishizuka and Ai Matsuda as they present Costuming 101, an informative series from Japan produced for TCA. In this three-part sequence, Yuu-san explains the history of momohiki, also known as matahiki or nagapachi, traditional Japanese work trousers.

Taiko Jam Producer Description

The application period is now closed. Job Title: 2017 Taiko Jam Producer Employer: Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) The North American Taiko Conference (NATC) is a biennial gathering, formerly sponsored by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) and now sponsored by the Taiko Community Alliance (TCA). The conference features workshops, discussions, and

Costuming 101: Tabi

Join Yuu Ishizuka and Ai Matsuda as they present Costuming 101, an informative series from Japan produced for TCA. In Episode 2 of their Costuming 101 series, Yuu Ishizuka and Ai Matsuda talk tabi, traditional Japanese footwear, which come in many sizes, types, and colors. Watch as Yuu-san shares his insights about jika tabi, air tabi, and...