2014 World Taiko Gathering

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Jul 201418 Jul 201419

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

TAIKOPROJECT is pleased to present the 2014 World Taiko Gathering, the first-ever convening of taiko groups from all over the world, scheduled for July 18-20, 2014. Presented by TAIKOPROJECT in association with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Southern California Taiko Community, the 2014 World Taiko Gathering is expected to bring together over 500 participants from taiko groups throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Activities will include three days of workshops, discussion sessions, taiko performances, and community-building activities.

Dozens of taiko workshops will be offered by the top instructors and taiko artists from all over the world for taiko drummers of all skill levels and interests. Attendees will have access to the Taiko Marketplace, with drums and equipment from the finest Japanese and American taiko makers and artisans. There will be free noon-time taiko performances on each day of the World Taiko Gathering, as well as a free community taiko concert on the JACCC Plaza, and a global taiko concert at the Japan America Theatre, featuring premiere taiko ensembles from all over the world sharing one stage for the very first time.

“This is one of the most exciting events we have ever worked on,” said Project Coordinator Masato Baba, “It will be the first time so many taiko players from not just North America, but from all over the world, will be together in one place. The world-wide taiko community is coming together here in Los Angeles. It’s going to be amazing...and loud.”

Visit worldtaikogathering.com for ticket information and event schedule.

For more information about this event and others, please visit the Japanese American National Museum's events page: http://www.janm.org/events/2014/07/#19


JANM . Last modified Jun 29, 2014 11:38 a.m.

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