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Katari Taiko

Katari Taiko Drum Group Association and Caravan World Rhythms presents: Katari Taiko's 35th Anniversary Concert at the Vancouver Playhouse

Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Katari Taiko, the first taiko group formed in Canada, is a constantly changing and intensely creative hybrid. In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Katari Taiko is presenting a special concert featuring its own contemporary and traditional music and that of guests, Chibi Taiko, Sansho Daiko, Sawagi Taiko and Vancouver Okinawa Taiko. All of the groups will then join Katari Taiko in the premiere a brand new collaborative work inspired by the return of the wild salmon to the Fraser River. Presented with support from the Powell Street Festival, the City of Vancouver through Cultural Services and the Government of BC through Direct Access to Charitable Gaming

Spring 2014 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared to go barefoot - street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email:

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to a maximum of 15. Registration will not be confirmed until the fee is paid.

Please Become A Member!

Katari Taiko Drum Group Association is a non-profit society dedicated to educating Canadians about the history, art and performance of traditional and contemporary taiko music (Japanese drumming). Your membership shows your support for the work of Katari Taiko. You will receive news and notices of upcoming performances and the annual general meeting. Please download the form and fill out the bottom portion.

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