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New Interview: Michael Jürges

We’re happy to release the next in our interview series! This time, Ben spoke with Michael Jürges. Michael is a taiko scholar and the creator of the international Wadaiko Toshokan and the German-language BiblioTaiko portals. He earned his M.A. in Transcultural Studies at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Germany. In his … Continue reading

New Taiko Music History Article: “Taiko in a Recorded Medium: Ondekoza and Kodo”

After much work and research, we’re proud to present to you the next article in the TaikoSource Music History series: “Taiko in a Recorded Medium: Ondekoza and Kodo.” Rather than focusing on a single piece, as we have done to this point, this article explores the recordings created by Ondekoza … Continue reading

New Interview: Chiara Codetta Raiteri

We’re happy to announce the next in our interview series! This time, Ben sat down with Chiara Codetta Raiteri. Chiara is a researcher, percussionist, and educator interested in the construction of identity processes. Currently she is working on her thesis at the University of Milan, where she is writing about … Continue reading

New Interview: Angela Ahlgren

We’ve just posted a new Interview to the website! Click on this link to visit the page for Ben’s interview with Angela Ahlgren, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. Angie is both a taiko performer and a taiko scholar, and over the … Continue reading

Bibliography Updated

We’ve added new sources to the TaikoSource Bibliography! Academic Dissertations and Theses Carter, Carrie Alita. 2013. “Inventing Taiko.” Master of Philosophy Thesis, The University of Hong Kong. Small, Joe. 2014. “Expressions and Negotiations of Japanese Masculinity via Odaiko Solo Drumming.” MFA MFA Research Paper WAC 495, University of California Los … Continue reading

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