Join East Winds for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Roughly translated, "taiko" means big drums — and that's exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance featuring three-foot drums and 200-pound drums.
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the '60s and introduced taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed in some of the most prestigious halls and locations such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Suntory Hall, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall and House of Music, Osaka Festival Hall, Lincoln Center, Mount Fuji, Miyajima Temple in Hiroshima, Peace Memorial Hall in Hiroshima, and many others.