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Taikothon 2020: Live on October 25 at livestream.com/taikocommunity/accenchuate

Schedule of Events

We have nearly 8 HOURS of content shared by our global taiko community. Make your plan for when to tune in using the full schedule of events below. Please note that all times are estimated and may be subject to slight variation, so tune in early to catch your favorite segments!

START TIME: 9:00 AM PDT (click here for time conversion: https://bit.ly/34kYssU)
Block #1: East Coast, Featuring:
・Shangö Percussion
・Hoh Daiko
・Soh Daiko
・Gendo Taiko
・Swarthmore Taiko Ensemble with Joe Small
・TaikoMac
・The Mark H Taiko Connection
・Dounen Daiko
・Nen Daiko

10:10 AM PDT
Block #2: Midwest, Featuring:
・Ho Etsu Taiko
・Dublin Taiko
・Great Lakes Taiko Center – Raion Taiko
・St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

10:55 AM PDT
Block #3: The South, Featuring:
・Fushu Daiko
・Dondoko Taiko

11:20 AM PDT
Block #4: Canada, Featuring:
・Canadian Taiko
・Hinode Taiko Inc.

11:35 AM PDT
Block #5: International, Featuring:
・4 Loco Ladies
・Taiko Bastards (with guest appearances)
・Taiko Lecco
・Aber Taiko
・HTJ Splinters
・Tengu Taiko Drummers
・Kagemusha Taiko (featuring 60 taiko players from across Europe)

1:00 PM PDT
Block #6: Mountain-Plains, Featuring:
・Taiko with Toni (and guests)
・Denver Taiko
・Odaiko Sonora
・Fushicho Daiko
・Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko

1:40 PM PDT
Block #7: Pacific Northwest, Featuring:
・Kawa Taiko
・Portland Taiko
・The Rhythm is our Business Ensemble
・Inochi Taiko / Talkin’ Taiko With Tyrone
・Dekoboko Taiko

2:10 PM PDT
Block #8: NorCal, Featuring:
・Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan
・Stanford Taiko
・Wadaiko Newark
・Jun Daiko
・Mountain View Buddhist Temple
・Taiko SOBA
・San Jose Taiko
・Maze Daiko and Friends / Rhythmix Cultural Works

3:10 PM PDT
Block #9: SoCal, Featuring:
・Kinnara Taiko
・Makoto Taiko
・kaDON with Kaoly Asano
・Frontline Taiko

3:55 PM PDT
Block #10: Hawai’i, Featuring:
・Kenny Endo
・Taiko Center of the Pacific
・Puna Taiko
・Kona Hongwanji Taiko Group
・Mike Gonhata (Manoa Taiko) & Sho‘on Shibata (Taiko Center of the Pacific)
・A Special Lesson from Paul Sakamoto

4:45 PM PDT
Closing words by TCA Staff (and live Prize Draws for all TCA members who join or renew prior to the end of the Taikothon program!)

ABOUT TAIKOTHON

What is Taikothon?

Taikothon is a live multi-hour on-line event to showcase taiko and the taiko community.

When is Taikothon?

Taikothon is typically hosted in autumn in alignment with TCA’s annual Membership Drive. Taikothon 2020 will be live on Sunday, October 25 starting at 9 AM PDT. A full schedule will be posted prior to the event once submissions have been collected.

Who Hosts Taikothon?

The taiko community! Specifically, lively TCA volunteers plan, organize, and take the stage to host the event on Livestream. This year, our Taikothon Team has gone multi-regional and is composed of TCA staff and volunteers signing in from 6 different regions across the US.

Who Participates in Taikothon?

Everyone who wants to! Taikothon is made possible by 21st century technology that allows taiko groups and taiko players anywhere to share videos and/or appear live through the magic of Livestream.

TCA Taikothons

Hosted previously in San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York, each Taikothon has had its own theme, team, content, and feel, providing insight into the breadth of our taiko community. Take a look!

What is Taikothon?

Taikothon is a live multi-hour on-line event to showcase taiko and the taiko community.

When is Taikothon?

Taikothon is typically hosted in autumn in alignment with TCA’s annual Membership Drive. Taikothon 2020 will be live on Sunday, October 25 starting at 9 AM PDT. A full schedule will be posted prior to the event once submissions have been collected.

Who Hosts Taikothon?

The taiko community! Specifically, lively TCA volunteers plan, organize, and take the stage to host the event on Livestream. This year, our Taikothon Team has gone multi-regional and is composed of TCA staff and volunteers signing in from 6 different regions across the US.

Who Participates in Taikothon?

Everyone who wants to! Taikothon is made possible by 21st century technology that allows taiko groups and taiko players anywhere to share videos and/or appear live through the magic of Livestream.

TCA Taikothons

Hosted previously in San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York, each Taikothon has had its own theme, team, content, and feel, providing insight into the breadth of our taiko community. Take a look!

The Taikothon Story

Taikothon began in 2013 as a virtual fundraiser to raise $50K and launch the Taiko Community Alliance as a member-supported organization. Sue and Ray Yuen hosted the event in their San Jose living room. Elise Fujimoto emceed the event and kept it moving forward with her energy and wit. Volunteers from Jun Daiko, Mountain View Buddhist Temple Taiko, San Jose Taiko, and Stanford Taiko brought food and provided the people power needed to acknowledge pledges of donations and commitments for charter memberships. Hundreds of taiko players responded, and TCA was officially launched. The first Taikothon was an unqualified success and, since then, a cherished annual TCA event.

How to get involved:

Submit a video clip either on behalf of yourself or your group! This year’s submissions are being accepted from September 29 through October 13. If you think you will need a little extra time to submit, please reach out to our Taikothon Team at taikothon@taikocommunityalliance.org so we can work something out!

The Taikothon Story

Taikothon began in 2013 as a virtual fundraiser to raise $50K and launch the Taiko Community Alliance as a member-supported organization. Sue and Ray Yuen hosted the event in their San Jose living room. Elise Fujimoto emceed the event and kept it moving forward with her energy and wit. Volunteers from Jun Daiko, Mountain View Buddhist Temple Taiko, San Jose Taiko, and Stanford Taiko brought food and provided the people power needed to acknowledge pledges of donations and commitments for charter memberships. Hundreds of taiko players responded, and TCA was officially launched. The first Taikothon was an unqualified success and, since then, a cherished annual TCA event.

How to get involved:

Submit a video clip either on behalf of yourself or your group! This year’s submissions are being accepted from September 29 through October 13. If you think you will need a little extra time to submit, please reach out to our Taikothon Team at taikothon@taikocommunityalliance.org so we can work something out!