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Taiko Voices Journal: The Framework

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. APRIL: The Framework “Every beat has a story and the sounds we produce are the projection of that story.” Ryan Kimura This month, Taiko Voices

Taiko Voices Journal: The Spirit

This is the third in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. MARCH: The Spirit The third gathering was only a few weeks after the Pioneer Jam and the energy was humming. Did I mention there was a jam? Of course not. Because, if there […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Pioneers

  Photographs by Lisa Duncan Photography. This is the second in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. FEBRUARY: The Pioneers The memorandum of understanding for the Taiko Voices project included an inspiration session to aid in the creation of the piece. A day was selected […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Introduction

Photograph by Lisa Duncan Photography.   This is the first in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA that earned a highly competitive Creative Work Fund grant  in October of last year. JANUARY: The Introduction Taiko Voices was conceived by San Jose Taiko (SJT) General Manager and

“Taiko Voices” Coordinator Announced

TCA is pleased to announce that Heidi Varian has accepted the position of Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission efforts that earned a highly competitive Creative Work Fund grant  in October of last year. Heidi will be working closely with the Taiko Voices collaborating team, Franco Imperial of San Jose Taiko, Kate Meigneux of Kinnara,

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

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 […]

TCA JUNE 2018 UPDATE

Help TCA kick off the summer season with a video update on Youtube and Facebook on SATURDAY JUNE 16th. Join TCA Board Chair Derek Oye as he lets everyone know what the latest goings on are with TCA.  We will be featuring some insights about NATC 2019 and we’ll check in with a few project chairs for […]

50th Anniversary Projects: Taiko Then, Taiko Now, Taiko And

In 1968 Tanaka-sensei became the first taiko practitioner to start a kumidaiko group outside of Japan. 50 years later the taiko community has grown to include hundreds of taiko groups in locations that encircle the globe. In 2018 TCA kicked off a cluster of projects to celebrate 50 years of taiko in North America. Intended not only to celebrate the […]

Taikothon 2017: Then and Now

Relive Taikothon 2017 here: Then And Now – Celebrating 50 Years of North American Taiko This year, TCA dedicated Taikothon as a place of celebration for 50 years of taiko in North America and asked the community to share their thoughts: Reflecting back on the past 50 years, what stands out to you? Who has […]