Central College News

Japanese-American taiko drummers perform on campus

January 29, 2013

Central College welcomes the TAIKOPROJECT on Feb. 12. The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko, meaning “drum” in Japanese.

Through public performances, education and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese-American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries.

The ensemble will be in-residence from Feb. 11-13 and will hold workshops for students and visit classes.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by The National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Iowa Arts Council.

The performance will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Douwstra Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Treva Reimer at reimert@central.edu.