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Mini Grant Report: Simpson Taiko Builds Two Drums from One Barrel


A few years ago, in an effort to play on more drums and fewer buckets, Marc, from newly formed Simpson Taiko, in Arvada, Colorado, started experimenting with ways to make good-sounding drums more easily and inexpensively. During a chudaiko project, he cut off the ends

Posted in General News, Mini Grants, Programs

Mini-Grant Report: Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational 2018 @ UC Riverside


This year Senryu Taiko hosted the 24th annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational, held on Memorial Weekend, May 26 and 27, 2018 at the University of California, Riverside. Initiated in 1995, The Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI) is an annual two-day gathering of collegiate players.

Posted in Collegiate Taiko, General News, Mini Grants

Generous Grant Recognizes the Power of Taiko


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

Posted in 50th Anniversary, General News

Mini-Grant Report: Buddhist Taiko Gathering


On Saturday April 14th, 100 taiko players, instructors, volunteers, and supporters convened at Mountain View Buddhist Temple for the first Bay Area Buddhist Taiko Gathering (BTG). The event attracted a diverse array of taiko players from near and far, with

Posted in General News, Mini Grants