In many parts of North America, taiko drumming is instrumental in creating and celebrating Asian, Asian-American, and Asian-Canadian communities. Striving to nurture that community in Toronto, in 2012 we mounted the first ever Toronto Taiko Festival to great success. Finally back for the 2017 season, we’ve once again planned an exciting 3-day festival filled with workshops, a concert, and a public forum!
This year we’ve very excited to be featuring different taiko players from across the region – guest artists include Joe Small from LA; Mark H Rooney from Washington DC; Kristy Oshiro of Sacramento, CA; and the honorable PJ Hirabayashi from San Jose, CA. We also have guest groups visiting from Montreal and Ottawa. Click here to read more about everyone!