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Culture Days with Uzume Taiko

Uzume Taiko celebrates Culture Days 2021 with two specially filmed Performance Events and  an Interactive Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop suitable for all ages! The two 40-minute  Performance Events capture the taiko drummers up close and personal in the intimate Taiko  Studio setting. Join us for a potpourri of powerful drum beats, rhythmic precision and  choreographed movement.

Sat Sept 25 2021 at 7pm PDT – “Uzume Taiko: An Intimate Portrait” – Part 1 Online  Performance Event 

Sat Oct 9 2021 at Noon PDT – Interactive Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop – Online Zoom  Event 

Sat Oct 23 2021 at 7pm PDT – “Uzume Taiko: An Intimate Portrait” – Part 2 Online  Performance Event 

The “Uzume Taiko: An Intimate Portrait” Series is a collection of our favourite taiko songs that  were recorded during the Spring of 2021. Taiko drummers performing in these Events are Jason  Overy, Jordy Riley, Bonnie Soon, Boyd Seiichi Grealy and Andrew Czink. Part 2 in this series will  be broadcast on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7pm PDT.  

The Interactive Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop is a 60-minute session suitable for all ages  and led live by Uzume Taiko drummers from their Richmond Taiko Studio by Zoom. Taiko  drumming is a fun experience that will energize, stimulate and excite! Participants use DIY  drums and drumsticks from home and engage in warm-up exercises, martial arts stance and  drum sticking techniques. Taiko playing integrates the mind, body and spirit. 

These three Events are free or pay-what-you-may. Donors receive charitable tax donation  receipts.