Uzume Taiko

Canada’s First Professional Taiko Ensemble

We are a loud fusion of Pacific West Coast, North American, Asian, and European sensibilities with a flair for the dramatic! We make our music using Taiko drums, percussion instruments and flutes and find interesting ways to combine them with modern instruments and voices to create music that is an expression of our desire to see harmony and peace in the world. Explore our site and feel free to be in touch; let the rhythm of life move you.

Members of Uzume Taiko perform in a variety of different situations ranging from elementary and secondary school shows, to community festival and corporate events and touring evening concerts throughout B.C., Canada, the US, Mexico, Asia, the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Being as diverse as our great Nation is, we try to live up to our namesake's ideals of spreading love and happiness wherever and whenever we play our Music!


Check out the UzumeTaikoLive YouTube Channel to view some of our favourite Uzume Taiko Songs! 

It is now easier for newcomers to join Taiko Classes at the Uzume Taiko Studio! Newcomers can join the TAIKO INTRO Session to learn the basic taiko drum stroke and form we use at our Studio, then progress to the BASIC DRILLS Sessions to develop foundation skills.  2024 SPRING CLASSES are now posted and open for Registration! 

Uzume Taiko performs for The Taiwanese Canada Day Festival Event at the VAG N PLAZA on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 3:30 - 4:20 PM on the Main Stage.

Experience a 360 degree Virtual Reality Video experience! 240 Northern produces the "Virtual Room of Music" Concert Series featuring Uzume Taiko and Local Vancouver musicians. Stream Uzume Taiko's "Fast Life on a Lazy Susan" and "Nails" videos in 360 degrees. Check other videos at 240 Northern YouTube Channel beginning April, 2023.

Uzume Taiko are leading Taiko Drumming Workshops and Performing for youth in BC School Districts for the 2023-24 School Season. We look forward to visiting your community soon!

Uzume Taiko is available for Corporate and Special Community Events throughout the year. Read some of our Reviews!

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