3rd Taiko-Awakening the Spirit Retreat 2008 at the Shumei International Institute

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Adams State College
Crestone, Colorado
United States

3rd Taiko-Awakening the Spirit Retreat 2008
September 26-28, 2008 at the Shumei International Institute in Crestone, Colorado.

What is Taiko drum? Why do we play? What can we learn through drumming? These are basic themes, however, many don't think about it profoundly. We want to provide the opportunity for Taiko drummers to share their philosophy and spirituality, as well as their songs and skills- KOJI NAKAMURA

Three faculty members were members of ONDEKOZA, the internationally famous and pioneering taiko group. Koji Nakamura got his start in Taiko 25 years ago learning the shime ropes from the late Tagayasu Den. Tiffany Tamaibuchi was invited to perform with Za Ondekoza in 1993 and stayed through 1996. As a member, she performed at Carnegie Hall in 1994. Marco Lienhard was with Ondekoza from 1981 to 1994. During this time, he also studied shakuhachi, fue, and nohkan and became a virtuoso solo performer.

Events start with a concert on Friday night September 26 at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Retreat faculty members will put on a show featuring the music of ONDEKOZA. Admission to the concert is included in tuition. Public tickets are available also.

We are adding instruction and demos with other instruments. In addition to being a fabulous taiko player, Marco Lienhard is renowned for his shakuhachi and fue work. If the demand is there, Marco will teach fue. Also, Yukiko Matsuyama will give demonstrations of koto. Koto players in the US are even harder to find than fue players.

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

Mailing Address:

Taiko Spirit
551 W. Cordova Rd., #547
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-470-8554


jwbachi . Atualizado em Jul 09, 2010 12:12 p.m.

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