Taiko M.A.D.

Uzume Taiko is active performing School Shows and Teaching Workshops for youth during the Fall 2018 Season in the Lower Mainland and in B.C. School Districts. The troupe also performs for Corporate Events in the Lower Mainland.

We Heart Canada + Japan 90
 Short Film Event
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada, four short films will premiere during the 22nd annual Vancouver Asian Film festival.
More information about this project. http://vaff.org/we-heart-canada-japan90/
Learn more about VAFF film festival: www.vaff.org - Nov 1 - Nov 4, 2018

Wed, October 31, 2018
Free music and arts festival held in Emery Barnes Park (Seymour and Davie Street) and the Gathering Place Community Centre in Vancouver.
Uzume Taiko performs at the outdoor stage between 5 - 6 PM.
Here is the event: https://gatheringfestival.wordpress.com/

India Live 2018

INDIA LIVE which is taking place Saturday, August 25th on Granville
Street in downtown Vancouver. It starts at 12pm and wraps up at 8pm.
This event is FREE for the public and utilizes music, song, dance and
visual arts to highlight Vancouver's intercultural community. There is
also a vibrant vendor marketplace that features cultural wares,
clothing, gifts and delicious snacks. Family fun for everyone!

Uzume Taiko opens the India Live Granville Street Block Party at noon.


SIGGRAPH 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, Animation, VR, Games, Digital Art, Mixed Reality and Emerging Technologies. Experience research, hands-on demos, and fearless acts of collaboration. Uzume Taiko performs for the Computer Animation Festival August 13. Conference is held at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.

UZUME TAIKO DRUM GROUP SOCIETY presents a collaboration project:
Taiko M.A.D.
with Max Murphy on wind instruments & electronic music
Friday and Saturday July 6th & 7th, 2018 @ 8PM
Annex in Vancouver

Taiko M.A.D., Uzume Taiko's latest live and at home in Vancouver concert is a collaborative work of taiko drumming, wind instruments and electronic music where earthly taiko drums and percussion instruments pair with ethereal melodic wind instruments and driving rhythmic electronic music. The mythological Japanese "Oni" characters add mischief to the scene. The 60-minute Concert will be presented at the Annex on July 6 & 7, 2018. 

The evening's repertoire will include remix tracks of Uzume's repertoire, new taiko drum compositions, and new taiko and percussion compositions using live wind instruments and electronic pads.

Uzume Taiko musical director Jason Overy notes, "Max Murphy and I have been music colleagues for the past twenty years in our careers working with musicians and contemporary dancers in the Vancouver music and dance communities. This will be Uzume Taiko's first in-depth collaboration with taiko drums and electronic music." Max Murphy is a Toronto born, Vancouver raised multi instrumentalist and electronic musician. He has performed, toured and recorded with a diverse array of local acts such as Battery Opera, Five Alarm Funk, Buckman Coe, and Jazz Pianist Paul Plimley.

This project is made possible with the support of the City of Vancouver the Vancouver Civic Theatres and the Province of B.C..