Friday, June 29, 2012

Toronto Taiko Festival

Love taiko drumming and interested in watching a live concert or even learning to play? The three-day Toronto Taiko Festival kicks off next weekend and is sure to be a great experience!

Since the ancient times, taiko has brought people together in rituals, festivals and music making in Japan. In Toronto Taiko Festival, taiko groups from Eastern Canada and beyond will come together for the first time in Toronto to exchange skills and share stories toward building a stronger taiko community.
This Festival is organized by Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW), a collective of women who believe in community building and healing through music as a way of achieving social justice.
We hope you will join us in recognizing different leaders, styles, and stories, and, together, adding a page to the 30+ years of taiko history in Toronto.

 There are three workshop levels on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a public forum on Friday and a Saturday night concert with performances by the Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers, Yakudo, Arashi Daiko of Montreal, Nagata Shachu and special guest, Tiffany Tamaribuchi of Sacramento Taiko Dan. You don't want to miss this!

Get all the details and your tickets at the Toronto Taiko Festival website. Soreya!