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April 2020

(Cancelled) Super Bloom – Private Taiko Drumming Sessions

April 5
Tecopa Tecopa, CA United States

Discover the power of taiko drumming. Connect with your body, experience the feeling of empowerment that creating such a deep and powerful sound can bring. All through the connection of body, earth and drum.

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(Cancelled) Quitiplas in the Pocket – Shime/Okedo Polymeter Groove

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm PDT
ASANO TAIKO U.S., Inc., 20909 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501 United States

“Quitiplas in the Pocket” is a solo improvisation piece on the Naname (slant style) drums created by ManMan. It has interlocking polymeter base-beats, adapted from the Venezuelan Quitiplas music. Participants will be learning the polymeter base beat with body percussion, which provides a new listening and playing experience. ManMan’s approach creates new pathways that deviate from the classical music approach, as the body percussion exercise help participants to internalize the music and playing with a groove. Video from the rehearsal…

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(Cancelled) ManMan in Hamburg

April 27 - April 30

ManMan Mui will explore with us everything we can possibly do- for our Taiko! Let’s get on a whole new level of expression! Let’s encounter our hidden creativity! Also: Drum Sing Dance Drum- Naname, Hachijo and more! More Details in February!

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May 2020

(Online!) TaikoSphere – Three days about diverse aspects of Taiko-music

May 1 - May 3
Korschenbroich, Germany + Google Map

A gathering about music, inspiration and friendship organised by Silke Hanzen (TaikoSession) and hosted by Benni Haas (Sandaiko)
Three days to fully immerse into diverse aspects of taiko-music!

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June 2020

How Do We Lead with Empathy in the Global Healing of Anti-Racism?

June 28 - July 19
Online Event

(Part of "RE-IMAGINING A NEW WORLD: Building Practices of Awareness, Activism and Anti-Racism as a Taiko Community")
In the process of dismantling practices that are born out of colonialism, it is inevitable for us to admit that we are both the victim and victimizer of systemic racism. The process includes a mixture of shame, vulnerability, and courage. Why do we get defensive? How do we approach criticism and frustration? How do we practice empathy as a tactic to heal? How do we hold space for ourselves and others to grow? Reference materials related to Non-violent Communication will be incorporated.

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July 2020

Online Taiko Workshop with ManMan Mui (“Body Bayashi”)

July 29
Private Online Event
$15
participants of various age playing body percussion

Portland Taiko is pleased to present an online taiko workshop with guest artist Yeeman "ManMan" Mui from Los Angeles. ManMan will teach traditional taiko rhythms using her unique approach to body percussion. The online workshop will last for 75 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q/A and socializing. Participants will receive a Zoom link via email upon registering.

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August 2020

Rhythmic Flow Taiko Pilot Class

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online Event
$10 – $25
Rhythmic Flow Taiko

Taiko drumming combines music, dance, theater, and martial arts into an engaging artistic and physical practice. This virtual workshop was designed with the therapeutic goals of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in mind, and simulates a taiko experience at home through an integration of rhythm, large amplitude movements, vocalizations, and cognitive challenge. No prior experience needed. All are welcome.

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Taiko Spirit 2020 – Japanese Drumming Festival in Switzerland (Postponed to 2022)

August 14 - August 16

Enthusiasts of all levels can choose from an array of fun and challenging Japanese drumming (taiko) workshops. Concerts shall be held in the evenings, featuring performances from taiko players from all over Europe as well as guest instructors.

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September 2020

Body Bayashi – Virtual Workshop with ManMan

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Online Event
$10 – $40
participants of various age playing body percussion

A body percussion workshop by Yeeman "ManMan" Mui from Los Angeles. ManMan will teach traditional taiko rhythms using her unique approach to body percussion. The online workshop will last for 100 minutes with an additional 20 minutes for Q/A and socializing. Participants will receive a Zoom link via email upon registering.

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Webinar Series “TaikoIN’ Together”: IN’SPIRING (1 of 4)

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Hosted virtually on Zoom

Let’s experience TaikoIN’ Together! Join us in our 4-part series with special guest Yeeman “ManMan” Mui of Taiko Together for a deep dive into our TaikoIN’tentions.
This series will highlight each IN’tention and include a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and experiential mind-body practices.

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