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TORONTO TAIKO FESTIVAL 2024

in the space between rage and hope, we drum into action

Toronto Taiko Festival is coming back

August 16-18, 2024!

The Toronto Taiko Festival is back for a fourth time. This intimate 3-day gathering will uplift what inspires us most in RAW Taiko: communities learning together and committing to the transformation of self and world.

 

Music and taiko can teach us so much: 

What does it mean to be an active member of our communities? 

Where do we find the strength and confidence to take action?

How do we stay nourished and present in the face of challenging circumstances and systems of oppression?

 

Join us as we explore these questions through the sound and power of taiko. In taiko workshops (all levels), presentations, a film screening, and performances, we will learn from prominent taiko artists and local activists. Together, we’ll explore the potential of music for mobilising our inner strength and collective power. 

- 2024 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE -

09:00 AM
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01:00 PM

Registration
 

02:00 PM
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04:30 PM

Workshop Block 1
  • 1A - Beta Together: Kumi with RAW Taiko
  • 1B - Naname - Power, Movement and Expression with Yurika Chiba
  • 1C - Composition - Putting Together a Great Song with Megan Chao Smith

01:00 PM
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02:00 PM

Opening Circle
 

07:00 PM
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09:00 PM

Finding Her Beat - Film Screening & Artist Talk-Back
 

09:00 AM
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10:00 AM

Registration
 

02:00 PM
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04:30 PM

Workshop Block 3
  • 3A - Solo Coaching for Naname with Jennifer Weir
  • 3B - Transformative Justice & Taiko with RAW Taiko & Guest Facilitator (TBA)
  • 3C - Miyake Fundamentals & Core Engagement with Ame no Ato

10:00 AM
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12:30 PM

Workshop Block 2
  • 2A - Katsugi Okedo - Taking Care of the Drum and Your Body with Yurika Chiba
  • 2B - Odaiko - Bring Everything You've Got with Megan Chao Smith
  • 2C - Naname Fundamentals with RAW Taiko

08:00 PM
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10:00 PM

Bang On! Concert
 

10:00 AM
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12:30 PM

Workshop Block 4
  • 4A - Drum into Action with RAW Taiko
  • 4B - Building Yatai Bayashi dynamics with Ame no Ato
  • 4C - Narimono - Chappa, Hyotan & Atarigane with Yurika Chiba

01:00 PM
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01:30 PM

Closing Circle
& Group Photograph
 
Schedule
2024 Workshop Instructors & Performers
Workshop Instructors & Performers
Location

The 2024 Toronto Taiko Festival location is TBA! Coming Soon

Location & Accomodations
Acknowledgements

Toronto Taiko Festival gratefully acknowledges support from the Community Fund of the Japanese Canadian Legacies Society, project funding from Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council, and operational funding from the Toronto Arts Council, without which this festival would not be possible.

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