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PERFORMANCES ARCHIVE

2014

July

USA Tour

The TaikOz USA tour is just around the corner, and excitement is building as the group prepares to make its debut in the USA. Performances and workshops will be taking place in Honolulu with Kenny Endo, Sacramento with Sacramento Taiko Dan and Santa Rosa, courtesy of Sonoma Taiko. The tour culminates at the inaugural World Taiko Gathering in Little Tokyo, Downtown LA, where TaikOz will let the world know what's happening Down Under by giving a series of workshops and taking part in three evening "Taiko Nation" performances.


July 6 - Honolulu - Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 4pm.

More info here.

July 11 - Santa Rosa - Evert B. Person Theatre, Rohnet Park, Santa Rosa, 7pm.

More info here.

July 13 - Sacramento - Sacramento City College, 8pm.

More info here.

July 17-20 - World Taiko Gathering - Little Toky, Downtown L.A.

More info here.


From July 17-20 a very exciting event will be taking place in Los Angeles - the inaugural World Taiko Gathering. Many wonderful players, groups and participants will be congregating in Little Tokyo, downtown LA, to enjoy four days of workshops, talks and performances by some of the world leaders in wadaiko. Featured artists taking part in the headline concerts include Chieko Kojima and Eiichi Saito (Sado, Japan), Kaoru Watanabe (New York, USA), TAIKOPROJECT (Los Angeles, and hosts of WTG), Kagemusha Taiko (Exeter, UK), Taro Kobayashi (Tokyo, Japan), Yakara (Sendai, Japan) and none other than TaikOz (go Sydney, Australia!)

 

TaikOz is looking forward to its debut in the USA, which also includes performances in Honolulu with Kenny Endo, Sacramento with Sacramento Taiko Dan and Santa Rosa, courtesy of Sonoma Taiko. The tour culminates at WTG where TaikOz will have the chance to let the world know something about what's happening Down Under by giving a series of workshops and taking part in three evening "Taiko Nation" performances.

- See more at: http://taikoz.com/taikoz/enews8#sthash.3ZsVDMSB.dpuf

From July 17-20 a very exciting event will be taking place in Los Angeles - the inaugural World Taiko Gathering. Many wonderful players, groups and participants will be congregating in Little Tokyo, downtown LA, to enjoy four days of workshops, talks and performances by some of the world leaders in wadaiko. Featured artists taking part in the headline concerts include Chieko Kojima and Eiichi Saito (Sado, Japan), Kaoru Watanabe (New York, USA), TAIKOPROJECT (Los Angeles, and hosts of WTG), Kagemusha Taiko (Exeter, UK), Taro Kobayashi (Tokyo, Japan), Yakara (Sendai, Japan) and none other than TaikOz (go Sydney, Australia!)

 

TaikOz is looking forward to its debut in the USA, which also includes performances in Honolulu with Kenny Endo, Sacramento with Sacramento Taiko Dan and Santa Rosa, courtesy of Sonoma Taiko. The tour culminates at WTG where TaikOz will have the chance to let the world know something about what's happening Down Under by giving a series of workshops and taking part in three evening "Taiko Nation" performances.

- See more at: http://taikoz.com/taikoz/enews8#sthash.3ZsVDMSB.dpuf

JUNE

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FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Saturday, 14 June, 8pm 
City Recital Hall Angel Place

TaikOz presents Future Directions – TaikOz's latest project, which promises an evening of high spontaneity, contr
asting moods and superlative virtuosity. For the first time in TaikOz's history, we have invited a guest artist to direct and this is none other than Kaoru Watanabe, a most extraordinary and versatile musician.

Formerly a member of the legendary taiko ensemble, Kodo, Kaoru not only has extensive experience in a variety of traditional Japanese instruments, but is now an established performer in jazz and improvised music in the New York music scene. Incorporating Western flute, shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute) and taiko in many different musical settings, Kaoru will surprise you with his fresh outlook on the flute and taiko.

 In Future Directions, TaikOz and Kaoru Watanabe will capture the very essence of modern taiko drumming by integrating classical and contemporary musical influences that are at the very core of TaikOz artists’ musical backgrounds. Not only is this performance a first in having a guest director, but is also a first in delving into a more improvisational, spontaneous side of taiko performance.

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