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Try out Japanese drumming with a world premier taiko artist!


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Try Taiko with Tiffany Tamaribuchi

Sunday from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2022-08-14 12:30:00 2022-08-14 14:30:00 America/New_York Try Taiko with Tiffany Tamaribuchi - Wear athletic clothing and comfortable shoes - Bring water 143 Main St, Haydenville, MA 01039, USA

- Wear athletic clothing and comfortable shoes - Bring water


**8/12: Unfortunately, Tiffany Tamaribuchi is unable to attend our 10th Anniversary events due to illness. We will, however,  Stuart Paton (founder and director of Burlington Taiko) has graciously agreed to teach this workshop in her place.

Want to try taiko for yourself? Don't miss this rare chance to try out taiko with a world-renowned taiko artist!

As part of our 10th Anniversary Concert, Mountain River Taiko is inviting professional taiko artist Tiffany Tamaribuchi as a special guest in our performance, and to provide an intro-level workshop for the western MA community. 

Taiko is a full-body performance art that blends physicality and musicality, movement and rhythm. Originating in Japan but molded by a globalized world, taiko performances pay homage to ancient rhythms as well as innovate contemporary beats. Join us for a brief introduction to taiko and a chance to try your hand at these powerful drums!

Tiffany Tamaribuchi is an internationally acclaimed taiko performer and instructor, and was the first woman to win the All Japan Odaiko Contest. In the traditional taiko realm of Japanese-born and trained male performers, she creates a new powerful voice with her multicultural heritage and feminine perspective. 

Participants will be introduced to the foundations of taiko playing. No experience necessary!

SUNDAY, 8/14 12:30PM - 2:30PM @ Haydenville Congregational Church (143 Main St, Haydenville, MA 01039)

PRICE: $20 per participant (Ages 12+) or sliding scale; please contact Miho for details (see below)

Workshop limited to 25 participants. All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please take a COVID test on the day of the workshop. Please do not attend the workshop if you test positive, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 and have not received a negative test. Masks are required for this workshop.

Pre-registration (via this website) is required. Please contact Miho at [email protected] with any questions

This Try Taiko event is part of Mountain River Taiko's 10th Anniversary Show, scheduled for August 13, 2022 at Millside Park in Easthampton. Learn more  and buy tickets here: https://givebutter.com/MRT10th...

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Williamsburg Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.



Mountain River Taiko was founded in 2011 by Olga Ehrlich in Williamsburg, MA. We strive to increase intercultural awareness by sharing the joy of playing taiko drums, and to enhance our technical, musical and performing skills in an atmosphere of cooperation, playfulness, joy, and respect. For more information, go to mountainrivertaiko.com 


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