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! Each week you will find a new song added from our archives!

Uzume Taiko Studio FALL CLASSES are now posted and open for Registration! Check out NEW OFFERING: Tuesday Evening Taiko Drills & Skills 90-minute Sessions led by Jason Overy!

Catch the "Shake the Earth" Tap & Taiko Family Concert at the Chan Centre on Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Uzume Taiko drummers and VanTap Dance Arts Centre tap dancers perform together. View the "Shake the Earth" Trailer
Participate in the "Shake the Earth Human Rhythm Workshop" at the Telus Studio Theatre as a Post-event activity from 4:30 - 5:00 PM.

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 "Nails" videos in 360 degrees. Check other videos at 240 Northern YouTube Channel beginning April, 2023.

Uzume Taiko will be leading Taiko Drumming Workshops and Performing for youth in BC School Districts beginning in mid-October. We look forward to visiting your community soon!

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One Drum - One Beat - One World