Odaiko New England

Juni’s Taiko Ten Performance at NATC

Odaiko New England’s Artistic Director Juni Kobayashi performed the first movement of her ambitious new composition “Ganesh Awakens” at Taiko Ten at the 2011 North American Taiko Conference. Juni’s piece was the only solo piece performed at Taiko Ten and it received an overwhelmingly positive reception. If you were not able to make it to […]

An Experiment in Mass Construction

Whether perceived or real, pretty much every taiko group has an equipment shortage. (Who doesn’t want more dums?) Taiko are expensive. Maybe you need more chus, odaiko, or shime. Groups tend to supplement their stock of drums by building practice drums out of PVC, cardboard, tires, tape, trash cans, etc… However, playing drums with heads […]