Do you want to learn Taiko drumming?
Circle your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. That is when lessons will be taught, sponsored by the American River Conservancy. The workshop will be held in the Coloma area. Come and learn the powerful art of Taiko that is Japanese drumming.
Taiko is a comprehensive art form that includes elements of music, dance, martial arts, theater, and team sports. No experience or musical ability is necessary. Sacramento Taiko Dan will cover everything from the history of the art form to learning an entire song.
Students will also learn about the Japanese culture and its values of respect, spirit, perseverance, and teamwork.
Kristy Oshiro is an artistic staff member of Sacramento Taiko Dan, creative director of Placer Ume Taiko, and has over 20 years of Taiko experience. Her training began at age 9 with Kona Daifukuji Taiko in Kona, Hawaii. From 2001 to 2007, she toured professionally with Portland Taiko in Oregon.
Oshiro has a Bachelor’s degree in music performance in percussion from Portland State University and teaches Taiko workshops at the Northwest Regional Taiko Gathering and the North American Taiko Conference. She also tours nationally and internationally with Jodaiko and Taikoza.
Pre-registration and payment is due by Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Ages 9 and over welcome. Sign-up fee is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
For more information, contact the American River Conservancy at 530-621-1224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and for meeting location in the Coloma area.