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New Interview: Ian Cleworth

We’re happy to announce the release of a new interview, the first in a series of international interviews! Ben spoke with Ian Cleworth of TaikOz about his taiko performance background, how it connects to his background in Western percussion, what makes TaikOz different, and how the group creates repertoire and … Continue reading

New Interview With Michelle Fujii Now Available!

Our next interview – with Unit Souzou co-director Michelle Fujii – is now available! In our discussion, we talked with MIchelle about her performance history, her approach to both performance and teaching, and the thoughts behind her group Unit Souzou. Visit the interview page to listen to it or download … Continue reading

New Taiko Music History Article – Oroshi Daiko/Shiraume Daiko/Matsuri Daiko

The next article in the TaikoSource Music History series has been published! Check out our exploration of a suite of pieces composed by Sukeroku Taiko members in the early days of the group’s existence: Oroshi Daiko, Shiraume Daiko, and Matsuri Daiko. In the article, we examine the use of theatrical … Continue reading

Site Refresh

Hi everyone! We’ve completed a reorganization of the website, following an analysis of visit stats and page content. here’s some of the things we did to make your browsing experience better: Reorganized the menu tabs to reflect viewcounts Created two new pages, Articles & Interviews, to showcase the new content … Continue reading

New Oral History Interview With Stuart Paton Now Available

Happy July! After some time off, we’re back with the next Oral History Project interview. Today, we feature our discussion with Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko! In this interview, we talk about his performance experience in both Japanese and Western percussion, his taiko training, playing taiko in Vermont, and his … Continue reading

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A database of taiko songs, including Copyleft compositions anyone can play


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