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!
MONSOON MUSIC NIGHT
FREE EVENT Streamed LIVE on Monsoon's Facebook and Youtube pages
Join us in celebrating the 6th Annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts running from August 1 - 31! Experience the power of sounds from around the world – India, Africa, Japan and Cuba – all coming together as one! Join artists and groups: Des Raj, Jaswinder Raj, Rana Dholi, Kunda Culture, Uzume Taiko, and Israel "Toto" Berriel & Friends. Watch it now on YouTube or Facebook
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
Running throughout the month of August, the festival celebrates South Asian art in the world, offering a diversity of great programming options. Festival attendees will experience music and dance performance, panel discussions, a marketplace of visual art, dance classes, development workshops and more.
CULTURE DAYS 2021
FREE or Pay-What-You-May EVENTS
Sat Sept 25 2021 at 7pm PDT - "Uzume Taiko: An Intimate Portrait" - Part 1 Online Performance Event
Sat Oct 9 2021 at Noon PDT - Interactive Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop - Online Zoom Event
Sat Oct 23 2021 at 7pm PDT - "Uzume Taiko: An Intimate Portrait" - Part 2 Online Performance Event
Join us in celebrating Culture Days 2021! Uzume Taiko celebrates with a series of two specially filmed Performances and one Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop. "Uzume Taiko: An Intimate Portrait" Online Performances are a collection of songs that we recorded during the Spring of 2021. The 40-minute Events capture the taiko drummers up close and personal in the intimate Taiko Studio setting. Registered ticket holders will receive the URL link to the Online Event 1-hour before the Screening Time by email. Uzume Taiko gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Richmond and the Province of British Columbia.
Uzume Taiko offers a 60-minute Interactive Virtual Taiko Drumming Workshop on Saturday, October 9 2021 from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM PDT. Register for the Workshop and receive the Zoom link one day before the Event.
Culture Days 2021 runs from September 24 - October 24, 2021. 4 weeks of arts and culture experiences indoors, outdoors and online.