Odaiko New England
Taiko is a style of ceremonial drumming from Japan. This Japanese music program for school assemblies in Massachusetts combines the traditions of Japan with American aesthetics. Odaiko New England (ONE) brings this form to diverse audiences throughout the region. The powerful sound of Taiko drumming, combined with dynamic movement, makes for an exuberant and energetic performance that is sure to delight and mesmerize audiences.
Odaiko New England demonstrates the ancient art form of taiko (Japanese drumming) and its importance in Japanese culture. This energetic and engaging program highlights kumi-daiko (ensemble drumming) and combines traditional taiko rhythms with dynamic movement and rhythms from other musical traditions. Students explore kata (drumming technique) and the concept of kiai (vocalizing energy), and also join the performers on stage to play the taiko drums.
Target Grades: K-12
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Odaiko New England Performance Requirements
Audience: up to 300
Single: $730 Double: $1,168
Single: $939 Double: $1,502
Travel Fee: Based upon mileage. Calculate below.
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Notes: Mondays and Fridays preferred. Afternoons greatly preferred. Earliest start time: 11:30 A.M.
Mileage Rates Note: Please double mileage calculated below to account for initial and return trips