Archive for June, 2015

Two New Videos from Taiko Heroes!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Ian has added two more videos from the Taiko Heroes concert!  The first is an On Ensemble standard, “After Rain”.  I’m praying for rain right now as I listen to it.

The second, “June”, is by our own Eien Hunter-Ishikawa.  Eien is a great musician and has added so much depth to the music.  Over the past couple of years, I’ve gotten to know Eien well and he’s just an overall amazing dude.  He teaches us the many ways of beer, food/cooking, and life.  Oh yeah… and music too… =) he’s pretty good at that.  Abe absolutely kills it at the end.  How do you do that???  These two dudes are amazing.

Enjoy the videos!

NATC 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Tomorrow I’m headed to Las Vegas for the 2015 North American Taiko Conference! I’ll be teaching two workshops at the conference and leading a performance for a group of kaDON subscribers from around the world who are going to help debut a new piece that I wrote for kaDON! We are also debuting a new piece of taiko equipment that I’ve been helping develop for kaDON at the taiko conference!

The taiko conference is always a great way to reconnect with the taiko community and I’m looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new taiko people!

Summer Taiko Madness!

Monday, June 8th, 2015

I’ve finally updated the calendar with our summer of crazy taiko madness! I’ll be teaching at the North American Taiko Conference this coming weekend then will be teaching and performing at the UK Taiko Festival July 3-5th followed by a taiko intensive held in Germany from July 10-12! After that it’ll be off to Hawai’i for a week long Summer Taiko Intensive from July 20-24th. Maz will be performing with Taikoproject and Shasta Taiko at Shastayama on August 1st. Then he’ll be headed to Hawai’i for a series of workshops from Aug 7-10th! We’ll end the summer with an On Ensemble performance at Descanso Gardens on August 4th then we’ll be heading out to Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis in the fall. I’ll update the calendar again soon with more dates!

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