Want to contribute your knowledge and skills to further the taiko community? The Taiko Community Alliance is excited to announce three new job opportunities: (1) Business Manager, (2) Program Manager, and (3) Development Manager. We're looking for passionate, driven professionals to join our
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and taiko-filled new year ahead. Here's a look back on what we accomplished in 2019 (with a few teasers about what's in store for 2020). Thank you, taiko community! We're looking forward to another year of working together to empower the people and advance the art of taiko. See you next year!
Our largest Grant Program to date (mini no more!), we are excited to announce the award of $15,000 shared between five unique projects and programs in the North American taiko community. Read below to learn more about each of our 2020 grantees and be sure to mark your calendars if you are able to attend or support any of these upcoming events!
Welcome to our new website! Earlier this Fall, TCA commissioned Qris Yamashita of Kinnara Taiko to create our new visual identity. You may be familiar with her work, as she has designed all of the NATC materials since 1997. Learn more about Qris and her creative process.
This is the fifth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude Made in America: Taiko Voices would like to thank the New Generation Nikkei Fund (supported by the Tides Foundation) for a grant to support this […]
Check out the Livestream archive for Taikothon 2019 here: Taiko Vision – Dream Out Loud! With an invitation to Dream Out Loud!, Taikothon 2019 revealed our community’s Taiko Visions. TCA expanded its Taiko Vision by moving Taikothon — for the first time ever! — to the East Coast. Thanks to host group, Soh Daiko in […]
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 added to the framework of the Taiko Voices composition. After […]
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 to recognize taiko as a source of building, […]
TCA is proud to introduce five new members to the Board of Directors in Fall 2019. Please join us in welcoming Ben Pachter (starting September 2019), Carley Okamura, Danny Hayman, Kelly Kuwabara, and Paul Sakamoto to the board. They collectively bring over 60 years of taiko, non-profit administration, and community organizing experience from their diverse
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 […]