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.