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NATC 2017 Coordinator Position

The application period is now closed. Job Title: Conference Coordinator 2017 North American Taiko Conference 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

NATC 2017: Save the Date for San Diego

In 2017, the North American Taiko Conference will travel to the Southern California coast!  We are pleased to announce that NATC 2017 will be held on campus at UC San Diego from August 10-13, 2017. We look forward to a weekend of workshops, concerts, and lectures at one of the top universities in California. This...

TCA Helps Collegiate Taiko

Every year, one collegiate taiko group welcomes the collegiate taiko community to their college campus to learn from the masters of the art form and share what each group has accomplished. This is the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational, started in 1995 focusing on west coast collegiate groups. Yet, with no institutional memory, each time a school...

Taiko Census: Six Degrees of Tanaka Sensei

When you share your Taiko Profile on the TCA Taiko Census you support the Taiko Mapping Project (TMP). TMP is the TCA-sponsored project to capture the spread of taiko — player by player — by asking two simple questions: (1) What group(s) have you played with? (2) When did you play with them? Taiko is...

Artist Spotlight: Kenny Endo

Watch the Livestream here: April Artist Spotlight – Kenny Endo DATE:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 TIME:  1:00pm PDT Watch TCA’s spotlight interview with renown taiko artist Kenny Endo.  In 2016, Kenny-sensei celebrated 40 years of taiko excellence with a national tour, and concerts at venues across the country. More information about Kenny Endo @ kennyendo.com...

Taikothon 2015: Taikoppreciation

Taikothon 2015 was broadcast LIVE from Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles. Click here to watch feature taiko segments, performances, spontaneous taiko playing, and snapshots from the community: Taikoppreciation. Taiko-ppreciation Segments Solicited This year’s theme is “Taiko-ppreciation”. We want to know about all the different things and people you are thankful for.

Host NATC 2017!

TCA is putting out a Request For Proposal (RFP) from groups, sites, cities, regions and organizations interested in hosting the next North American Taiko Conference in 2017—are you interested? We will be holding an RFP information meeting at next week’s NATC 2015 in Las Vegas, Bring your questions, ideas, thoughts and concerns and meet with...

NATC 2015 is a WEEK AWAY!

Are you ready for NATC 2015?!  We can’t wait!  Check out these resources to get ready for the North American Taiko Conference in Las Vegas exactly ONE WEEK from today!! Our 2015 interns Sergio Minero, Cameron Blakemore, and Local Las Vegas Committee Chair Jennifer Caballero have been busy compiling a countdown to NATC series of...

NATC 2015: Introducing a New Registration Process

We opened registration for the 2015 North American Taiko Conference to EVERYONE, members and non-members on Saturday, December 13, 2014 during Taiko-thon 2014 with a brand new registration system that is similar to course registration at a university. Pricing, Workshop Information, and directions on how to use our Registration system went LIVE via our brand...