Taiko Masala & New York Suwa Taiko Association
In the Widow Jane Mine
on July 15, 2018, 3PM-5PM!
They perform a traditional combination of dance, martial arts, and extremely percussive music on huge, hand made drums and other traditional Japanese instruments in the awesome and literally cool Widow Jane Mine!
- Gates open hour before event.
- $20, all tickets sold at the event only. Cash payment / no credit cards.
- As with all events in the Widow Jane Mine, bring a folding chair, and dress for cool weather, even if it’s the middle of summer.
Widow Jane Mine Concert Program:
|1. Demasay Hiro||Kurashima & Taiko Masala|
|2. G Train||Kurashima & Taiko Masala|
|3. Amano-Naru-Tatsuo||Dai-Kagura Daihachi Oguchi|
|4. Awa no Kaze||Traditional Arranged by Taiko Masala|
|5. Chichibu Yatai-Bayashi||Traditional|
|7. Hiryu Sandan-Gaeshi||Daihachi Oguchi|
|8. Suwako-Bayashi||Daihachi Oguchi|
|9. Tarantula Hiro||Kurashima & Taiko Masala|
|10.Hibiki||Kurashima & Taiko Masala|
Directed by Hiro Kurashima
Choreographed by Reiko Ueno Russell
Taiko Masala (http://taikomasala.com)
New York Taiko Aiko Kai (NYTAK) (http://nytak.blogspot.com)
From their website:
Taiko Masala has thrilled audiences throughout the US with performances of Japan’s traditional drumming – Taiko.
Founded by Master drummer Hiro Kurashima, Taiko Masala performes at concerts, festivals, museums and schools, in addition to its active teaching schedule.
By combining the training and discipline of Japanese martial arts with the precision and power of complex drumming, Taiko Masala brings visually stunning and breathless excitement to their performances.
Their arsenal of instruments, all hand made by the ensemble, range from small eight-inch hand-held drums, to five foot barrel drums, and features the giant 250 pound O-daiko. Japanese instruments including Shakuhachi, Fue, Koto, and dancing add richness and color to their programs.