“…they blew the roof off with their energy and willingness to take Taiko into the 21st century.” – International Examiner
Exuberant in performance, the premiere taiko drummers of TAIKOPROJECT blend traditional forms with an innovative and fresh aesthetic approach. TAIKOPROJECT, based in Los Angeles, was the first and only American group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest in Japan. Atlanta Premiere.
The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. Through these values, TAIKOPROJECT seeks not only to entertain audiences, but also to inform them about the history and integrity of taiko as an evolving art form.
When: Sunday, October 21, 2012 – 8:00PM
Where: Ferst Center for the Ars – 349 Ferst Drive – Atlanta
Tickets: $29 / $39 / $22 Kids
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Entry Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012