This webinar has passed! Thank you to everyone who joined us for an uplifting evening of taiko community, and the first of what we hope will be many more journeys as we explore new was to connect. For those who may be interested in hosting your own digital gatherings, we’re learning a lot! Feel free to reach out to us to connect on means and lessons learned. If you could not join us for this webinar, click the link below to view the full recording. (Breakout sessions following the main webinar were not recorded.)

A big shout out to our hosts Derek Derka and Karen Young, to our panelists Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Shoji Kameda, Michelle Fujii, Yeeman “ManMan” Mui, Mark H Rooney, and Wisa Uemura for sharing their perspectives as featured panelists, and to Tamiko Ooka, Alex Pine, Ava Kovlakas, Yurika Chiba, Young Park, Joshua Yoon, Karen Falkenstrom, and Tyrone Nakawatase who provided additional support a facilitators for our breakout groups so that 140 of us from as near and far away as China, Japan, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Argentina, Canada, France, Spain, Wales, England, New Zealand, and the US could gather and have important small-group conversations. We are additionally grateful to The Boston Foundation for providing crucial support to increase our capacity to host all of these individuals. 

The Taiko Community Alliance and Women and Taiko invite you to join us (digitally) on Wednesday, March 18 for a webinar on Taiko & COVID-19: Sharing Experiences and Information from the Taiko Community.

With a rapidly evolving international response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, countries around the world are taking steps to slow the spread. The cancellation of public events, school closures, strong recommendations of social distancing, and in some locations mandated isolation are all measures that have greatly impacted the arts and culture sector, and our everyday lives.

This is a time to share experiences and resources, as well as learn from and support one another. As a means of surfacing key issues we are facing as a community, we will share information and experiences through presentations from community leaders, and opportunities will be provided for participants to ask questions and share comments, as time permits.

Please Note: Registration is necessary to gain access and will allow us to plan accordingly and ensure capacity for everyone who intends to join in. 

This webinar will be recorded and posted on and immediately following the event. Any questions, please reach out to or

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