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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

2017 TCA Mini Grants (1)

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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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.

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