PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS
Since 2003, TAIKOPROJECT has been one of the leading American taiko performing ensembles, seamlessly combining the best of traditional and powerful taiko styles with an innovative, sublime, modern aesthetic.
Shows currently on offer include:
An exhilarating and explosive concert of percussive power, strength and precision artfully blends music, theater, choreography, costumes and set design. Immersing audiences in a world of aural and visual soundscapes, the company’s enthralling, artful fluidity and graceful movement harkens back to taiko's ancient roots in the martial arts. TAIKOPROJECT’s powerful drumming unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st century American innovation. Instruments featured are percussion, bamboo flutes, marimba and koto (Japanese harp).
9-12 performers, for venues with a large stage and full production capabilities.
TAIKOPROJECT’s core musicians in a high energy, dynamic performance contrasting the power and excitement of Japanese drums with the subtle melodic accompaniment and nuance of the koto (Japanese harp), marimba, and yokobue (bamboo flute).
6 performers, for smaller venues and streamlined technical considerations.
TAIKOPROJECT + RYUTARO KANEKO: INTERLOCKING RHYTHMS
Blending TAIKOPROJECT's youthful energy and groundbreaking aesthetic with the nuanced virtuosity of Kaneko, the former Artistic Director for the world-famous KODO, "Interlocking Rhythms" is a musical journey like no other taiko show on offer.
10 performers, TAIKOPROJECT + Ryutaro Kaneko, large venues.
TAIKOPROJECT + QUETZAL: CONCRETE SAPLINGS
Selected as a 2016 MAPFund-supported project, this full-length concert program features Grammy Award-winning Chican@ folk-rock band Quetzal with TAIKOPROJECT, exploring musical and cultural intersections and featuring stunning visuals by famed East LA artist Jose Ramirez.
10 performers, TAIKOPROJECT + Quetzal, large venues.
To book SURROUNDING SUNS, ALL-STARS, and INTERLOCKING RHYTHMS, contact Sue Endrizzi-Morris and Don Osborne at California Artists Management.
To book CONCRETE SAPLINGS, contact TAIKOPROJECT Executive Director Bryan Yamami.