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Saturday, September 28, 2019
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Location: Uzume Taiko Drum Studio on Mitchell Island

This is a celebration of the group's seventh Album release! Uzume Taiko Drum Group Society presents, "Taiko M.A.D. Concert & Album Release". A show of new work for taiko drums featuring Max Murphy on wind instruments and electronic music. The 60-minute concert will include remix tracks of Uzume's repertoire and new taiko and percussion compositions using live wind instruments and electronic pads. The Concert is at the VECC Culture Lab on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8 PM. Tickets available at the VECC Box Office 604.251.1363 or online at

Uzume Taiko will be performing at the 2019 National Indigenous People's Day Event in New Westminster's Moody Park at 600 8th Street. There will be Traditional Arts & Crafts, Info Booths and Live Performances! The Event is free and is from 10AM to 2PM on Friday, June 21st. 

Live Performance Schedule:
10:15  Opening
10:30  Urban Kwakwaka'wakwe
11:00  Uzume Taiko
11:30  Ron Dean Harris
12:00  Butterflies
12:15  Aché Basil
12:45 Smokey Valley

Taiko drumming is a fun experience for all ages that will energize, stimulate and excite. Taiko playing requires great energy and teamwork, as well as total integration of one's mind, body and spirit. Participants engage in physical warm-up exercises, martial arts stance, vocal shouts and drum sticking techniques. They learn rhythmic drills and choreography. Student drum gear supplied. The Uzume Taiko members and associates who lead our workshops are all highly trained performers and teachers.

6-Week Studio Renovation Sneak Preview ~ Ready for Flooring & Mirrors

Uzume Taiko Drum Group Society is now located at #100 - 11566 Eburne Way, Richmond, B.C. V6V 2G7. Here is a peek at our new location!

Uzume Taiko School Drummers have been training all year on Thursday evenings at the Taiko Studio! They will be performing at the 15th Anniversary Collingwood Days Neighbourhood Celebration at Noon on Saturday, May 26 at Gaston Park in east Vancouver located near the Joyce Station Skytrain. 

Come along with 24/604TV Fit and Fun Host Stephanie Florian as she gets a lesson on the Japanese Taiko Drums.

Watch Sebastien Despres 2011 mini-documentary film.
Taiko drumming is a Japanese art form which lends itself beautifully to community-building exercises. In this mini-documentary, Bonnie Soon and Jason Overy discuss how the group drumming workshops offered by Uzume Taiko can help foster a united, collective voice for and amongst the community.