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New Interview: Kate Walker

We’re happy to announce the next in the TaikoSource Interview series, and the first in a number of interviews with taiko scholars. Today, we present our interview with Kate Walker, a PhD Student in the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield and a member of Tsuchigumo Daiko from … Continue reading

New Interview: Yeeman Mui

As we move into Fall, We’re happy to announce the return of the TaikoSource Interview Series! We begin with an interview with Yeeman Mui, performing member and teacher at the Taiko Center of the Pacific who helped develop the Taiko Tots, Taiko Together, and TaikOff programs! In this interview, we … Continue reading

New Interview: Micah Wilhelm

We’re happy to announce the release of another TaikoSource interview! This time, I spoke with Micah Wilhelm of Taiko Zürich – ツリ太鼓 and Taiko Spirit 2016 – Japanese Drumming Festival in Emmental. Beyond discussing these ventures, we talked about MIcah’s performance history, the challenges of starting a taiko group, and … Continue reading

New Interview with Bruce Mui Ghent

We’re happy to announce the release of the next TaikoSource Interview! This time, Ben sat down with Bruce Mui Ghent to talk about his performance history, how he combines dance & taiko, and his approach to production. We also discuss the Taiko Trek 2016 summer taiko camp happening this July! … Continue reading

Taiko Music History: Miyake

Chronologically, the next article in the TaikoSource Music History article series should be about Kodo‘s arrangement of Mistake Kamitsuki Mikoshi-daiko, better know as “Miyake.” However, Ben already wrote an article about the subject for ESTO ES TAIKO in 2015! Check it out!

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