Taiko in Canada

Taiko in Canada: Panel Discussion

Premieres Friday, March 25, 7:00 PM (ET) on the JFT Youtube Channel

In this companion piece to the Thousand Sea Symphonies Canada Project, we invited four Canadian taiko groups to have unique and rare conversation about taiko in Canada. Moderated by seasoned musician and educator Kiyoshi Nagata of the award-winning Nagata Shachu, this panel discusses the origins of taiko in Canada, how groups have adapted to the ongoing pandemic, and how taiko intersects with community building and social activism. This panel discussion is pre-recorded and has been edited.


Moderator: Kiyoshi Nagata (Nagata Shachu | Toronto, ON)

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Thousand Sea Symphonies Canada Project

Online Performance Video | 8 min.

In November 2021, the Japan Foundation, Toronto and the world-renowned taiko soloist HAYASHI Eitetsu began an international collaboration with Canadian taiko groups in a special online video performance, the Thousand Sea Symphonies Canada Project, which premieres on the JFT Youtube Channel on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 PM (ET). Learn more about this project’s journey here.