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One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble
that incorporates dynamic movement and rhythmic grooves with heart pounding percussion

The group is available for concerts, festivals,
special events, corporate celebrations, conventions,
college performances/lectures/demonstrations
and school assemblies and workshops.

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Meet our mascot, Mika, our Japanese Shiba-inu
Roll over image to see our real Mikachan
Artwork by Kyoka Hinami

 

NEWS:

One World Taiko to embark on a 2nd national tour

On last years 2014-15 Sept - June tour, we performed 294 shows in 38 states

Click Performances below to see our schedule for last year and this year
2014 Performances
2015 Performances

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Due to the length of tour schedule we are no longer based in Seattle, WA.
Since we are touring for nine months of the year
our summer home base will be in Denver, CO

 

One World Taiko's Seattle Highlights

 

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Performance at Seattle Center Winter Fest
December 1, 2013 @ 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Seattle Center Amory Building Stage
Winter Fest 2013
December 1st Taiko

 

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One World Taiko performing at the SE Alaska State Fair
in Haines, Alaska
Tom Ganner photo

 

Artist in Residence at Hamilton International Middle School
5 day residency teaching Japanese Taiko
hosted by Lary Barrileau, International Studies teacher
and Latin Jazz musician
Lary Barrileau

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Bainbridge Performing Arts Center Performance
March 28th @ 8:00 pm
200 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA
Bainbridge Performance

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Concert Performance for Seattle Center's Next 50 Celebration
and 4Culture Touring Arts Roster 2012 Concert Series
at Intiman/Playhouse Theater, Seattle Center.

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4Culture Touring Arts

Artist in Residence at Centrum Explorations Young Artists Project 2012

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Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki of One World Taiko at Centrum's Explorations
teaching taiko and Japanese culture to 7th-9th grade students from all
around the state of Washington.
Centrum Programs

The Centrum program culminated with student performances.
Watch the Taiko Ryu video of an excerpt of our taiko class performance.
Watch the video here

 

Performances for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief:

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One World Taiko performing live
on the King 5 TV show called New Day Northwest

King5 New Day NW Show

COMPASSION JAPAN: Columbia Tower Club, Seattle
Columbia Tower

THE SUN ALWAYS RISES: a Benefit Concert for Japan
ACT Theater

SHINJIRU: Japan Relief Taiko Concert
University of Washington

 

One World Taiko performed for 5 weeks in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

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Performing at Global Village, Dubai, on the World Culture Main Stage.
There were over 100,000 visitors were in the park for the Grand Opening
and over 2 million visitors over the 5 weeks we performed.

Global Village video - YouTube
Global Village site
Global Village wiki

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One World Taiko performing at the Experience Music Project/SF Museum
for the Grand Opening of the Battlestar Galactica Exhibition

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Seattle Symphony honored and celebrated Seattle's Asian community with
Celebrate Asia III at Benaroya Hall
One World Taiko was featured in a post concert performance
following the Symphony's program
Celebrate Asia

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One World Taiko and friends perform in this
Discovery Channel commercial called
"The World is Just Awesome - Boom De Yada"

Discovery Channel Video - YouTube
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One World Taiko performed on the Art Zone show hosted by Nancy Guppy
on the Seattle Channel - Cable TV Channel 21

Watch the video here

 

In August 2007, One World Taiko was selected to perform in Seattle at Benaroya Hall's S. Mark Taper Auditorium for the North American Taiko Conference's major concert called Taiko Jam. The concert featured 4 top taiko groups in the United States and Canada.

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One World Taiko performing at the Dalai Lama's Seeds of Compassion
event at Qwest Field on April 12, 2008. We joined Native American
and Brazilian drummers providing the heartbeat rhythm
during the Procession of Cultures.

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