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Taiko and Community Website Launches

With initial support from a TCA Mini-Grant in 2018, Karen Young (The Genki Spark, Boston) has launched a new Taiko and Community website and Artist in Residence program with Yidan Zeng, Marley Kirton, and Lina Lalwani (formerly with Gendo Taiko, Providence). Taiko and Community is an initiative

‘Tis the Season for Taiko!

Greet the New Year with TCA’s first ever Holiday Voucher for NATC 2019!  Available for purchase until December 31st, 2018* As we close out the old year and ring in the new, TCA is looking forward to hosting NATC 2019 at Portland State University. We’ll be in Portland, Oregon, August 9-11, 2019, and can’t wait to welcome […]

Simpson Taiko Builds Two Drums from One Barrel

This is a report submitted by Marc Steuben of Simpson Taiko. Simpson Taiko, through Simpson United Methodist Church, was a recipient of a 2018 TCA Mini-Grant. 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 […]

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. This year’s participants included groups from California, Oregon, and

Taikothon 2018: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond!

The link to Taikothon 2018 is here: Taiko Story – To 50 Years and Beyond! At Taikothon 2018 we asked the community to tell us your Taiko Story: What has the last 50 years of taiko brought you and how do you see it moving forward? How have you been incorporating innovative practice or composition […]

Generous Grant Recognizes the Power of Taiko Voices

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds. The Creative

Taiko Voices Seeks Project Coordinator

This position closed on November 15, 2018. Job Title: Taiko Voices: Song Commission Coordinator Employer: Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) The Project: Song Commission Project The 2016 Taiko Census revealed enormous demand in the taiko community for excellent open source pieces and resources to learn them. This project honors the legacy, generosity, and hard work of Taiko

Buddhist Taiko Gathering

This is a report submitted by Elise Fujimoto, event coordinator.  Jun Daiko was a recipient of a 2018 TCA Mini-Grant to support a Bay Area Buddhist Temple Taiko Gathering. On Saturday April 14th, 2018, 100 taiko players, instructors, volunteers, and supporters convened at Mountain View Buddhist Temple in Mountain View, California for the first Bay Area […]

East Coast Taiko Conference 2018

The East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC) was hosted on February 9–11, 2018, by Taiko Tides at Stony Brook University. ECTC is an important annual gathering for taiko enthusiasts and groups primarily from, but not limited to, the eastern US and Canada. ECTC serves an important role to help unite our diverse community. Collegiate, community, and professional […]

50 and Beyond: Thank You!

Thank You to all who have donated $50 or more in recognition of 50 years of taiko in North America and beyond! Carolyn Adler (Honolulu, HI) Keith Arakaki (Kapaa, HI) Kristin Block (San Jose, CA) Michiko Buchanan (Fridley, MN) Sasen Cain (San Diego, CA) Rina Chang (Saratoga, CA) Jen Chiappardi (Merion Station, PA) Yurika Chiba […]