ABOUT PORTLAND TAIKO
“Taiko,” a traditional Japanese drumming style, is rooted in ancient warfare, court music, and religious pageantry. Taiko, as it is performed today, is credited to a Japanese jazz drummer who discovered an old piece of taiko music in the 1950s. Portland Taiko, formed by Japanese American activists, infuses the old and new traditions of taiko drumming with the spirit and passion of the Asian American experience.
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