Taiko is a full-body performance art that blends physicality and musicality, movement and rhythm. Originating in Japan but molded by a globalized world, taiko performances pay homage to ancient rhythms as well as innovate contemporary beats. Join the Pioneer Valley's own Mountain River Taiko for a brief introduction to taiko and a chance to try your hand at the big drums!
Participants will gain an introduction to taiko, basic skills regarding form and strike, and learn a brief song to be played as a group. No experience necessary!
Saturday, 9/25 2:00PM - 4:00PM @ Sheldon Field, Northampton (rain date: Sunday, 9/26)
$30 per participant (Ages 12+) or sliding scale; please contact Miho for details (see below)
Workshop limited to 15 participants. *All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. *
Pre-registration is required at https://givebutter.com/trytaiko925
This Try Taiko event is part of a fundraising and publicity campaign for Mountain River Taiko's 10th Anniversary show, scheduled for March 4, 2022 at First Churches in Northampton. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/mountainrivertaiko and https://mountainrivertaiko.tumblr.com/ for updates!