Three Trails Taiko

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Share in the tradition, culture and art of Kumi Daiko with a performance by Three Trails Taiko.

What Is taiko? Originating in Japan, the word taiko simply means "drum". Throughout history various forms of taiko have been used for several purposes including military action and warfare, theater, festivals and performance arts. We here at Three Trails Taiko, along with hundreds of groups around the world, participate in of style of taiko called "kumi-daiko". Kumi-daiko was formed in the 1950's by jazz drummer Daihachi Oguchi and can be defined as group or ensemble drumming for the sake of performance arts and entertainment. Several different types of drums and other instruments are used in tandem to create beautiful and powerful musical compositions that can convey specific moods and tell stories of Japan's rich history and culture.


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