Taiko Stage 

The 2020 performers and schedule at bottom of page - or download pdf

All Arizona Taiko Team

 

A can't miss show! 50+ Taiko players made up of Taikoists from throughout the state. Huge, dynamic, loud and intense. Performing both days!

Aozora

The enthusiasm of Aozora (Blue Sky Drummers), a student group of Fushicho Daiko, makes for a great show. Members of Aozora combine their talents for a dynamic presentation.

Fushicho Daiko

 

Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience. A Matsuri favorite for 20+ years! Performing both days.

Fushicho Daiko strives to share the art form of Japanese Taiko drumming through the concepts of teamwork, cooperation, community, cultural awareness and acceptance. Musical and artistic excellence are

developed through education and performance opportunities. Fushicho Daiko Dojo/Studio is celebrating its 27th year of providing high quality, high energy performances, workshops and classes throughout Phoenix and the state of Arizona.

Hands on Taiko

 

Now's your chance, you know you want to, learn the basics and join the fun. Multiple times, both days.

Kemushi Children Taiko

 

Kemushi (Caterpillar) Children’s Taiko from the Fushicho Daiko studio - these young ones will entertain and thrill you with their skill and joy.

Koshio Gumi

 

Ken Koshio will lead Koshio Gumi in a highly energetic taiko drum performance in the Spirit of WA (Peace and Harmony). Performances with KenZoo, Migrations + hands on

Gamba! Taiko

The Gamba! Drummers are an Intermediate student group of Fushicho Daiko with happiness and energy for all to share playing less than 2 years, first performance for some and second for the others.

Odaiko Sonora

 

Founded in 2002, this dynamic group from Tucson returns to Matsuri this year.

Phoenix Taiko Kai

 

A student group of Fushicho Daiko, Phoenix Taiko Kai is an enthusiastic group of taiko players that love to perform for their audience.

Saboten Taiko

 

Saboten (Cactus) Taiko, is a dynamic and fun student group of Fushicho Daiko, made up of husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, ranging in ages 13-60+, sharing their joy with all.

Shojin Taiko

 

Shojin Taiko is made up of youths and adults ages 12-60+ from Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in Phoenix (Value Creation Society, a lay Buddhist organization dedicated to peace, culture and education). Marsha Robb created the Taiko program at SGI-Phoenix and has been it's director for 6 years.

ASU Sun Devil Taiko

 

​ASU Sun Devil Taiko is the Japanese drumming club on ASU's Tempe campus.

 
Taiko Stage Performance Schedule

 

Stage location: Steele Indian School Park

Matsuri 2020 Taiko Stage

 

Saturday, February 22

 

10:30 Taiko Gathering, audience hands on!

10:40 “Odaiko Sonora” Tucson Taiko

11:30 “Phoenix Taiko Kai”

12:15 Audience Taiko Hands on!

12:30 “Fushicho Daiko” Phoenix Taiko Drummers

1:30 “All Arizona Taiko Team”, 50+ drummers!

2:30 “Ken Koshio Gumi" with special guests "Samurai Spirits” + hand on

4:00 “Saboten” Taiko Cactus Drummers

4:45 Audience Taiko Hands on!

 

Sunday, February 23

 

10:30 Taiko Gathering, audience hands on!

10:40 “Oyako” Children/Parent Taiko

10:50 Audience Taiko Hands on!

11:00 “Kemushi” Children’s Taiko

11:30 “Aozora” Taiko Blue Sky Drummers

12:10 “Ken Koshio Gumi" with special guests "Samurai Spirits” + hand on

1:40 “All Arizona Taiko Team”, 50+ drummers! 2:30 “Fushicho Daiko” Phoenix Taiko Drummers

3:30 Audience Taiko Hands on! 3:45 “Gamba” Taiko Intermediate Taiko

4:10 “Shojin” Taiko, SGI Drummers

4:35 “ASU Sun Devils” Taiko

4:50 Audience Taiko Hands on!

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