Afternoon Beats Introduction to Taiko
WORKSHOP – INTRODUCTION TO TAIKO
Sydney-based Taikoz have the taiko at their heart, but with percussion, flutes, movement, and a proud history of collaboration across a wide range of genres infusing their work. The taiko (Japanese drums) is a not just a family of instruments, but a deep culture of music-making that hails from Japan, but which has become increasingly global over the past 40 years. While Taikoz players have a strong foundational base through training and performing in Japan with some of the greatest teachers and performers, the ensemble’s international reputation has grown because of the originality and quality of their music and stage art. In this workshop, two members of Taikoz will introduce you to the basics of the technique and musical style of taiko.