News

Keep up to date with Uzume Taiko tours, shows, workshops, and everything else in between. We will update our blog regularly when we have some amazing things to say. Thank you for supporting us and we hope to see you drumming soon.

WINTER & SPRING 2016 TAIKO WORKSHOPS

We received many requests for taiko classes this past Fall while we were away on our six-week European Tour. Now we are home and able to offer Taiko Basic Drills Workshops in the Winter and Spring 2016.

FALL 2015 UZUME TOURING IN EUROPE

Uzume Taiko is excited to present their new evening concert work to European audiences in Holland, Belgium and Germany this Fall! The 25-date tour will feature the troupe's favourite taiko drum compositions and taiko drum performers, Bonnie Soon, Jason Overy, Naomi Kajiwara, Boyd Seiichi Grealy and Kim Sato. The show is packed with energetic, powerful, choreographed taiko drum songs, melodic percussion, shinobue flute melodies, martial arts and lively dance energy! Check our Schedule for location and dates.

SPRING/SUMMER NEWS 2014

Uzume Taiko At ArtStarts Showcase in 2014We just completed our Spring Taiko Class Sessions at the Taiko Studio and thank all our Students for bringing their energy, spirit and love for drumming to the classes! The Studio is offering a Summer Taiko Training Intensive from July 21 – 25 led by artistic director Bonnie Soon for those who want to experience the rigorous training schedule of a professional taiko drum group. Check the WORKSHOP page for more details and to find out about the Fall Taiko Class Sessions that will be posted mid-August.

Uzume Taiko was active this spring performing and leading workshops for youth in the School system. The group conducted an artist residency at Nootka Elementary School as part of the Chan Centre’s ‘Roots and Shoots’ program that culminated in a Chan Centre Theatre performance in early June. A mini Music Workshop program just began at the Gathering Place Community Centre for people with disabilities and community members along with Vancouver Adapted Music Society members.

Winter 2013 News

Dec 15: UZUME TAIKO AGM from 2 - 4 PM
Jan 11 - Mar 15: Winter 2014 Taiko Class Sessions now open for registration!
Feb 26 - 28: ArtStarts Showcase Presenters at The Orpheum Annex