Denver Taiko (Denver, CO)
Denver Taiko is a community based organization committed to honoring and sharing Japanese drumming through performance and providing an engaging creative outlet for those with interest in the art of taiko.
Drum Tao (Japan)
Genki Spark (Boston, MA)
The Genki Spark is a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses Japanese taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.
Formed by Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto (the only Japan native in the band, and one of the world's leading koto players), Hiroshima became a thriving and pioneering instrumental ensemble with the addition of master taiko drummer Johnny Mori and drummer/percussionist Danny Yamamoto
Kenny Endo (Honolulu, HI)
The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble features master drummer Kenny Endo on Taiko (Japanese drum) and Japanese percussion. Synthesizing traditional Japanese drumming techniques, world musical rhythms, and western jazz percussion styles, taiko master Kenny Endo is a leading force in contemporary taiko performance in the U.S. and Japan. The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble plays original compositions for taiko, koto (Japanese zither), fue (bamboo flutes), and other Japanese traditional instruments highlighting the new dimensions Endo is bringing to an old Japanese art.
Kien Daiko (Japan)
Kodo strives to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts. Beyond this, members on tours and research trips all over the globe have brought back to Sado a kaleidoscope of world music and experiences which now exerts a strong influence on the group's performances and compositions
Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko (Las Vegas, NV)
The Las Vegas taiko scene came to life in 1993 when the late George Goto formed Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko. This exciting Southern Nevada taiko troupe is composed of uchite (taiko drummers) who have a deep respect for taiko, and dedicate many hours learning and sharing this ancient art form. Performances have included a wide variety of venues from cultural events in the park to universities and conventions. Kaminari means "thunder." We hope you'll experience our performances, then understand why we are so named.
Odaiko Sonora (Tucson, AZ)
Odaiko Sonora is Tucson's taiko, or Japanese ensemble drumming group. Serving southern AZ since May 2002, Odaiko Sonora is dedicated to increasing familiarity with and understanding of taiko in our community. We do this for over 30,000 people each year through classes and master workshops, performances, school residencies, teambuilding workshops and by producing concerts by internationally acclaimed taiko artists
San Jose Taiko (San Jose, CA)
San Jose Taiko, with a deep respect of cultural traditions and a commitment to artistic excellence, is dedicated to the advancement of the taiko art form through the development of its world-class Performing Ensemble and the San Jose Taiko Conservatory
Seattle Regional Taiko Groups (Seattle, WA)
List of the taiko groups in the Seattle, WA area
Soh Daiko (New York, NY)
Soh Daiko was formed in 1979 at the New York Buddhist Church as the first taiko group on the east coast, taking as its name the ancient, pre-Buddhist characters meaning “peaceful, harmonious drums.” The name reflects the spirit of dedication and cooperation which enabled the group to flourish from its beginnings.
Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement.