Taiko Roots in the Heart of the City


Friday November 1, 8pm – 10:30pm
Vancouver Ballroom, 456 Prior (at Dunlevy)

Taiko-Roots-Poster-finalHave we got a treat for you! Inspired by a taiko performance at the 1979 Powell Street Festival, members of Vancouver’s Asian community came together to form their own taiko group as a means of exploring and celebrating their heritage through the Japanese drum. One of those members was John Endo Greenaway, long time Vancouver Moving Theatre designer and artistic associate. As a tribute to Vancouver as the birthplace of taiko in Canada, and in recognition of John’s immense contribution to the taiko community, the Festival presents this exciting evening of taiko.

Immerse yourself in the beats, in the rhythms, in the excitement of Sansho Daiko, Vancouver’s newest taiko group, of which John is a founding member. We also are thrilled that other ensembles will join forces for an intimate evening of drumming. Guests include Uzume Taiko in collaboration with LOUD; Katari Taiko and Sawagi Taiko; Chibi Taiko, the youth ensemble celebrating its twentieth year; and special guest Leslie Komoro.

A special thanks to Gordon Koo for letting us use his wonderful ballroom for an evening of taiko. Presented in association with Tonari Gumi.

Bar sales. Tickets at the door, first-come first-serve so arrive early. Suggested donation $10

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Posted in Festival 2013, Music.