North American Taiko Conference – Regional: Hawaii 2023 Taiko Go!
TAIKO GO! is a smaller version of the NATC Taiko Ten concert, which aims to provide performance opportunities for organizations in attendance of the North American Taiko Conference. The application window is now closed. Check back soon for this year’s line-up!
The theme for our first TAIKO GO! is “Heritage and Evolution,” one of the TCA’s Core Principles. The first NATC was held in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles in 1997 and the first Taiko Ten concert was held in Sacramento in 2003, which was the first time NATC was hosted outside of Los Angeles. As the North American Taiko Conference continues to evolve with the first regional gathering (NATC-R), we want to highlight the ways in which taiko continues to both evolve and hold memory in our communities. What legacies and histories are performed in your group’s music? What new stories and adaptations does your taiko-playing incorporate?
The application window is now closed, and we look forward to an exciting evening of taiko performances from across the county (and further abroad). Check back here soon for the line-up!