Help TCA kick off the summer season with a video update on Youtube and Facebook on SATURDAY JUNE 16th. Join TCA Board Chair Derek Oye as he lets everyone know what the latest goings on are with TCA. We will be featuring some insights about NATC 2019 and we’ll check in with a few project
In 1968 Tanaka-sensei became the first taiko practitioner to start a kumidaiko group outside of Japan. 50 years later the taiko community has grown to include hundreds of taiko groups in locations that encircle the globe. In 2018 TCA kicked off a cluster of projects to celebrate 50 years of taiko in North America. Intended not only to celebrate the […]
TCA is proud to announce the mini grant projects that will be receiving funding in 2018. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of taiko in North America, and TCA has dedicated a total of $5,000 to the mini-grant program in honor of this milestone. Project proposals were evaluated on the following criteria: Alignment with TCA mission- 40% […]
2017 was a huge year for TCA. Check out the list below for a lookback at some of this year’s highlights! Any way you slice it, 2017 was a whirlwind of excitement, and we cannot thank you enough for being part of our community. NORTH AMERICAN TAIKO CONFERENCE During the weekend of August 10-13, TCA […]
The North American Taiko Conference (NATC) 2017 attracted more than 700 participants from eight countries. Taiko Community Alliance endeavoured to capture and honor the experiences of those who took part while learning valuable lessons for the next iteration of the conference. NATC 2017 was therefore evaluated slightly differently in comparison to past conferences, and the
Relive Taikothon 2017 here: Then And Now – Celebrating 50 Years of North American Taiko This year, TCA dedicated Taikothon as a place of celebration for 50 years of taiko in North America and asked the community to share their thoughts: Reflecting back on the past 50 years, what stands out to you? Who has […]
Recording Taiko: Important Points Two useful resources discussed in this article: “the Kodo beat” volume 79 – winter 2000 The Recording Revolution When a single note is played on the taiko, we’re actually hearing a combination of several sounds. Different mics are used to capture these different sounds. The Glyn Johns method outlines the role […]
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.
Interested in hosting NATC 2019? Please review the Request For Proposal (RFP) below. Contact Stan Shikuma (email@example.com) 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
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.