ECTC 2018 Photos Now Available
Last weekend, Ben was at the 2018 East Coast Taiko Conference helping with photography and videography. All the photos from that weekend are now available in our photo gallery! Visit https://taikosource.smugmug.com/Conferences/ECTC/ECTC-2018 to check them out.
New Entries for TaikoSource Bibliography
We have added six new entries to our Bibliography: three articles and book chapters by Angela Ahlgren, and three online reports by Kate Walker. If there are some articles of which you are aware that are not in the bibliography, please let us know!
New Taiko Music Article: Sokobayashi
We’re happy to announce the release of a new article in the TaikoSource Taiko Music History series! In this article, we look at Tanaka Seiichi’s composition “Sokobayashi,” a staple of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo repertoire. We explore how the piece reflects Tanaka’s own influences but also the manner in … Continue reading
New Interview: Carrie Carter
We’re happy to release a new interview in our series! This time, we sat down with Carrie Carter of All Things Taiko. Carrie is one of the original members of Ohio’s premier taiko group, Icho Daiko, founded in 2004. She has also performed with Seattle Kokon Taiko, O • Daiko … Continue reading
New Interview: Ai Matsuda
We’re happy to release the latest in the TaikoSource interview series! This time, I spoke with Ai Matsuda. Born and raised in Japan before moving to Hawaii at the age of 16, Aichan has played with Hawaii Matsuri Taiko and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, and has studied with Grandmaster … Continue reading
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