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Simpson Taiko Builds Two Drums from One Barrel

This is a report submitted by Marc Steuben of Simpson Taiko. Simpson Taiko, through Simpson United Methodist Church, was a recipient of a 2018 TCA Mini-Grant. A few years ago, in an effort to play on more drums and fewer buckets, Marc, from newly formed Simpson Taiko, in Arvada, Colorado,

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. This year’s participants included groups from California, Oregon, and

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Memorial Day: Interview with a Taiko Airman

The last weekend in May means different things to different people. It signals the beginning of summer: barbecues, weekends away, and warm weather.  We get a chance to experience the small freedoms sometimes taken for granted.  As we close out the taiko census this month and start analyzing our data, we are constantly reminded of […]

Summer 2016 Taiko Intensives and Gatherings

NATC takes place every other summer to free up time for other trainings in non-Conference years. Here are just a few of the opportunities the North American taiko community is creating for you to level up this summer! California San Jose Taiko Weekend Intensive: June 10-12, 2016, San Jose: Advanced instruction in soloing, shime technique, […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Taiko in Europe

In February 2016, the very first European Taiko Conference took place in Devon, England. Conceived and instigated by Jonathan Kirby, founder of Kagemusha Taiko, the four day event saw players from ten European countries, Japan, and the United States come together to celebrate the art form in Europe. There was also an appetite to better […]