Taiko Masala returns to the Widow Jane Mine on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3pm.
Taiko Masala performed a 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!
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 performs 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.
(photos by Stefan Lisowski)
Visit their website: https://taikomasala.com/home/
- Gates open hour before event.
- $20, presale available through PayPal, $15 for member presales. Cash and checks preferred at the event. Credit card processing available but presales, cash, and checks will be a lot faster. Children under 12, free – but must be supervised and seated at all times during the performance.
- As with all events in the Widow Jane Mine,
– Bring a folding chair for each audience member! We have only a limited number of plastic chairs, and if you bring your own, we can accommodate a larger crowd, and you’ll be more comfortable. Yoga mats or camping mattresses might also do if you don’t mind them getting wet and muddy.
– Dress for cool, damp, drippy weather, even if it’s the middle of summer. The mine has its own micro climate and often that climate is damp and drippy.
- Sorry, no dogs, please!
- The shows may be loud or have loud passages. Consider using ear protection, especially when sitting close to the stage.