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Parting Words from Terry Nguyen

In the blink of an eye, NATC 2017 is now a memory. It was a whirlwind of an adventure planning such a momentous occasion—a celebration of the 20 years of NATC. I was met with familiar and unfamiliar circumstances coming back to work on NATC. Taiko has changed and evolved over the past 20 years, Read More

20 Years to NATC Timeline - Taiko Boom

20 Years to NATC Timeline: Taiko Boom

Shawn Bender was part of the first wave of taiko scholars, completing his dissertation in 2003 on tradition and modernity in kumidaiko. Building upon this ground-breaking work, in 2012 he published Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion the first – and to date, only – scholastic book in English about taiko performance. An Associate Read More


Taiko Jam Spotlight: On Ensemble and Shogo Yoshii

We’re back with another edition of our TaikoJam Spotlight series. This week, we’re featuring another TaikoJam 2017 artist, On Ensemble!  They will be performing with taiko artist, Shogo Yoshii. We’re very excited to add them to our lineup for this year’s concert.  Read on to learn more about these amazing artists. ON ENSEMBLE Established in Read More