World Taiko Gathering wrap-up
World Taiko Gathering was wonderful! TaikoProject was remarkably well-organized and the incredibly varied events ran like clockwork. All this despite the logistical challenge of drum movements, navigating workshop locations spread throughout Little Tokyo, and TaikoProject’s involvement in three high-production performances over the weekend. Incredible.
I taught two workshops, moderated a discussion session, and hosted a Matsuri Crashers Battle. All three were a blast. The weekend was so fun I felt guilty to be indulging in music-making and taiko conversation while I knew TP members were bustling around behind the scenes.
From all of us in the world taiko community, thank you Bryan, Maz, David, Jen, Courtney, Tomomi, Darren, Yumi, Brian, Jenny, Liz, Andrew, Keiko, Doug, Dan, Blaine … argh, I’m forgetting so many!… and the other dozens of TP folks and volunteers who put World Taiko Gathering together. Thank you, thank you!