Taiko drumming is a form of traditional Japanese drumming characterised by with beautiful, strong bass tones, powerful group rhythms, and dynamic choreography.
In this one-off introduction to taiko drumming we will cover:
- Brief history and background on Taiko drumming
- Basic drumming techniques and simple rhythm practice
- Learn a simple piece of Taiko rhythm and play as a group
This class will be taught by instructors from Taikoza, a Wellington based taiko performance group. You will play as an ensemble, which uses your whole body so it's also a great work out!
This one off workshop gives you a flavour of Taiko drumming. If you enjoy the workshop and would like to continue you can join us for an 8-week beginners course and receive a $5 discount.
The beginners course will start 15 January 2020. For details keep an eye on Eventfinda, the Taikoza Wellington Facebook page or Taikoza NZ.
Please register via our website.
What to bring: Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle/drink.
Taikoza is a Wellingtons oldest Taiko Drumming performance group, dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of Taiko alive in the Wellington Region. The group was originally formed in Hiroshima in the mid 1980's and has been based in Wellington since 1991.
Since then it has performed at countless festivals and events throughout New Zealand like Cuba Dupa, Japan Festival, Newtown Festival and the HighLight: Carnival of Lights festival in Lower Hutt.
Most of the rhythms played by Taikoza were learned from Hiroshima's Taiko Hozonkai, which include rhythms that have been played for hundreds or even thousands of years.
More info on Taikoza is available on the website.