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TCA Member Spotlight: Kara Drapala

Join us as we take a trip with Kara Drapala from the east coast to the midwest to the west coast and then slightly further south on the west coast. What do you do when "life happens"? Well, according to Kara you join San Francisco Taiko Dojo and use those hard-earned blisters as a solid reason

TCA Member Spotlight: Wanda Kurtcu

Welcome to our very first TCA Member Spotlight! We couldn't think of a more perfect person to spotlight than Dr. Wanda Kurtcu on this, May the 4th. Join us as we sit down with Wanda to hear some of her taiko story. Thank you for being a passionate, dedicated member of the Taiko Community Alliance – May the 4th be with you, Wanda!

#StopAsianHate

Shock, grief, fear, and outrage can overwhelm us as details about anti-Asian attacks come pouring in. We at TCA have not immediately had the words to articulate all of our thoughts and feelings, but we do not want to remain silent. TCA’s heart, spirit, and love go out to the loved ones of the individuals whose lives have been taken through baseless hate crimes. We can

The Taiko Network – How Our Community is Connected

Have you ever thought about how we are all connected in the taiko community? As promised, Taiko Census team member Josh Yoon utilized data collected from our 2020 Taiko Census and generated our first-ever Taiko Social Network – a visual representation of the ties we share as taiko players in an ever-growing community.

Why Leadership?

Beginning in March of 2021 and extending through October, San Jose Taiko Co-Founder Roy Hirabayashi and TCA Board Chair Derek Oye will be leading TCA's first-ever leadership course, combining their shared experiences and those of many respected taiko leaders in our community who will serve as guest speakers to examine leadership styles and challenges we face as leaders to

What is leadership?

Beginning in March of 2021 and extending through October, San Jose Taiko Co-Founder Roy Hirabayashi and TCA Board Chair Derek Oye will be leading TCA's first-ever leadership course, combining their shared experiences and those of many respected taiko leaders in our community who will serve as guest speakers to examine leadership styles and challenges we face as leaders to