Taiko is a physically active form of Japanese drumming that is often accompanied by folk dancing. Key components of the taiko performance include technical rhythm, form, stick grip, shouts, and traditional dress. Various types of performances include "Kumi-daiko" and "hachijō-daio," the former of which is the most popular style outside of Japan. Taiko can be performed as a solo performance, but it is traditionally performed within a group. Many of the performances are energetic and incorporate various folk dances.
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Arashido Taiko; Nagata Shachu; Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers; Toronto Taiko Festival
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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre6 Garamond CourtToronto, ON M3C 1Z5
Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton45 Hempstead DriveHamilton, ON L8W 2Y6
Nagata Shachu Taiko Studio112 Hymus RoadScarborough, ON M1L 2C9
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