Join us at an upcoming watch party!
It's festival season! ... well, sort of. Since most in-person events have been cancelled this year, we're taking a different approach to the festival season. We've launched a series of watch parties
, where we'll be reliving some of our favorite Japanese Festival performances of years past. Our current members will also be online to share their favorite moments and to answer audience questions.
In addition to rebroadcasting performances from previous festivals, we are currently recording new footage to share at our final watch party Sunday, September 6. Our small practice groups have been rehearsing a selection of songs, re-imagined for a more socially distant Covid-19 world. It's been an exciting challenge to re-arrange these songs for smaller groups while maintaining a strong visual impact, and we can't wait to share the results with you.
The above song is traditionally played with two drummers playing opposite sides of the odaiko. The "Masters of Ma" have re-arranged it for smaller drums that can be spaced farther apart. Can you guess what song it is?
Festival Season Watch Party #2
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Festival Season Watch Party #3
Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Festival Sason Watch Party #4
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 2:00 PM
The events are free and open to the public. Donations are also welcome, and we appreciate any support during this time. Tune in to Facebook
to watch one - or all - of our watch parties to get your taiko fix, share your favorite taiko moments and learn more about the art!