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Costuming 101: Teko

Join Yuu Ishizuka and Ai Matsuda as they present Costuming 101, an informative series from Japan produced for TCA. In their first episode, they explore the intricacies and history of teko, Japanese wristbands often worn by taiko players.  

Membership Campaign 2016 Wrap-Up

Our membership campaign in 2016 is over. Thank you to all who joined! Because of you we were able to meet our California Arts Council grant match. As a TCA member you will receive discounted and early registration to NATC 2017, and access to our new Partners Program. And a few lucky TCA members are...

Thank you everyone! We’ve matched our CAC Grant!

Thanks to your generosity, TCA has matched our California Arts Council Grant for 2016!  Our membership campaign has officially raised over $22,000 to date. Earlier this year, TCA was one of 28 organizations in California to be awarded $21,050 as part of the Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) Program from the California Arts Council.  The SRN program...

Inaugural Mini-Grants Awarded

The Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) is pleased to announce the three organizations that will each receive $500 mini grants for upcoming projects described below. This is the first year that TCA has awarded these grants. We received great response to our call for applications and we look forward to continuing this program in future years. UCLA...

The Obon Project

Obon, or “Bon Odori” are Japanese Buddhist festivals held each summer to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. Most obon festivals in North America feature art showcases, food stands, taiko performances, and most importantly bon odori. TCA’s Obon Project collected videos to showcase different obon festivals throughout North America. Click on the link

Terry Nguyen named Coordinator for 2017 Conference

The TAIKO COMMUNITY ALLIANCE (TCA) is pleased to introduce our 2017 North American Taiko Conference Coordinator, Terry Nguyen! Terry comes to TCA with a rich background in arts administration and event planning, having previously served as Assistant Coordinator for NATC 2009, and Intern for NATC 2007.  Terry has also served as Social Media Coordinator for Kodo...

Fundraiser: Togen Daiko 20th Anniversary Concert

Togen Daiko is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a concert on November 5th.  They have a special program that allows attendees to have 50% of their ticket price donated to TCA! TOGEN DAIKO 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:00 P.M., Open Seating Doors open at 2:30 PM. Oxnard High School Performing Arts Theater 3400 W GONZALES...

Soh Daiko’s 100 Club Reign: Their Top 5 Reasons for Joining TCA

New York’s Soh Daiko has been one of TCA’s biggest supporters.  Since our original, charter membership drive in 2013, Soh Daiko has consistently remained in THE 100 CLUB, meaning 100% of their current group members are also members of TCA.  As amazing ambassadors of TCA, they have compiled their top 5 reasons for joining TCA!...

Taikothon 2016: Generation Taiko

Watch Taikothon 2016 again: Generation Taiko. Domo Arigato! and Otsukaresama to our amazing Taikothon team! From 2:00pm to 6:00pm PST on Sunday, October 16th, 2016, TCA volunteers gathered in San Diego for our fourth annual Taikothon.  They featured taiko segments, performances, and snapshots from the community. The NATC local host committee members were great hosts and...