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Announcing the Taiko and Community Website Launch and Artist in Residence Program!

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With initial support from a TCA Mini-Grant in 2018, Karen Young (The Genki Spark, Boston) has launched a new Taiko and Community website and Artist in Residence program with Yidan Zeng, Marley Kirton, and Lina Lalwani (formerly with Gendo Taiko,

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Issho: A Minnesota Taiko Celebration


By Marit Hanson and Christopher Stephan On Tuesday, March 19, five taiko groups filled the Gremlin Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, preparing to perform together for the first time. The excitement was palpable as each group—Taikollaborative, St. Olaf Taiko, Harisen

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2019 Mini-Grants Awarded

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With an on-going commitment to empower people to pursue and advance taiko, TCA rolled out its most generous mini-grant program to date. Over $10,000 is being awarded to six projects that reflect the inspiring diversity of geography, group philosophy, and membership of

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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

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