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Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. This year the celebrations have been extended to a 4-week run, from Sept 25 - Oct 25, 2020. Join in a live ZOOM Taiko Basic Drills Drum Lesson led by Uzume Taiko drummers! Participate using your DIY Drum from home and a pair of DIY drumsticks.

"Pull of the Net" Event was created by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston, B.C. to celebrate and honour the diverse cultural communities that contributed to the development of the fishing industry on the West Coast. This free event welcomes all to dive into a multi-sensory experience of Indigenous, Japanese, Chinese, and European traditions. Check out "Silk and Skins" 20-minute virtual performance with Uzume Taiko and Silk Road Music as part of the fourth annual Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site's "Pull of the Net" Event.

“Silk and Skins” is a musical collaboration between Uzume Taiko Drum Group and Silk Road Music. The Japanese taiko drums are dynamic percussion instruments that emit powerful resonance and energy. Silk Road Music features traditional instrumental pieces, original compositions and Chinese folk songs performed on the pipa, a Chinese lute, with many world instruments.

UZUME TAIKO DRUM WORKSHOP
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 tickets.thecultch.com

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
 

UZUME TAIKO DRUM WORKSHOPS
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!