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5 Things You Need to Know About Taiko in Europe

In February 2016, the very first European Taiko Conference took place in Devon, England. Conceived and instigated by Jonathan Kirby, founder of Kagemusha Taiko, the four day event saw players from ten European countries, Japan, and the United States come together to celebrate the art form in

Taiko Census: Six Degrees of Tanaka Sensei

When you share your Taiko Profile on the TCA Taiko Census you support the Taiko Mapping Project (TMP). TMP is the TCA-sponsored project to capture the spread of taiko — player by player — by asking two simple questions: (1) What group(s) have you played with? (2) When did you play with them? Taiko is […]

Taiko Census: Be Counted in 2016

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the census!  We will be sharing the results from the census later this year, so keep your eyes posted on our events page and our TCA Beat newsletters for more information! TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO #GETCOUNTED! Print out our downloadable #countmein or #imcounted flyer and take a […]

Introducing the Taiko Census 2016

The 2016 Taiko Census is the primary initiative of the Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) in 2016. The Census is a comprehensive collection of data from all taiko players. It is a follow-up to the 2013 TCA Taiko Census (why do you play? how is your group organized? how can TCA serve you?), and not anticipated […]

Artist Spotlight: Kenny Endo

Watch the Livestream here: April Artist Spotlight – Kenny Endo DATE:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 TIME:  1:00pm PDT Watch TCA’s spotlight interview with renown taiko artist Kenny Endo.  In 2016, Kenny-sensei celebrated 40 years of taiko excellence with a national tour, and concerts at venues across the country. More information about Kenny Endo @ kennyendo.com

TCA 2016 Board Retreat

Last month, TCA Board members got together to “advance” the art of taiko at the annual TCA board retreat.  The board gathered for two days of meetings, activities, and strategic planning to ensure a strong future for the organization. Later this year, we will start implementing some of the programs and events from the retreat. […]

Membership Campaign 2015 Wrap-up

     That’s a wrap for our membership campaign in 2015. We thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goals during our 2015 Membership Campaign.  Since we started this endeavor in September, you helped us gain: 468 Total memberships 57 new TCA members 62% Charter member renewals We cannot thank you enough for your support. […]

California Arts Council Grant Matched!

Our membership campaign has been underway for just about 4 weeks, and we are pleased to announce that so far, we have raised over $18,000 for the Taiko Community Alliance. Thanks to all of your membership renewals and donations, we have reached our match goal for the California Arts Council grant, and are now eligible […]