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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

New TaikoSource Oral History Interview with Karen Young Now Available!

We’re proud to announce the release of our next interview in the TaikoSource Oral History project, in which we speak with Karen Young! Karen is founding director of The Genki Spark, a Boston-based taiko group “dedicated to promoting and supporting the voice and visibility of Asian women while advocating respect … Continue reading

Countdown to NATC

There’s just 2 days until NATC!!! – We’ll have a table in the Taiko Marketplace, where we’ll have a variety of offerings! We’ll have a demo station featuring all of the offerings, shown on a 32″ TV contributed by David Cheetham of Korabo Taiko (thanks David!). But that’s not … Continue reading

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Song Database

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


A collection of articles about the many facets of learning and playing taiko

Taiko Clipart

Free to Use taiko-themed art and photos

Group Map

A searchable map of taiko groups around the world
Documenting the past, present, and future of taiko performance