Japan Taiko Drummers

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Japan Taiko Drummers
Reasons to book this ACT
  • Add the WOW factor to your event with a display of Japanese Taiko drumming

  • International acclaimed tours in Asia, USA, Europe, Australia, & India

  • Performed as the main attraction at Taipei City 120th World Music Festival

  • Led by one of the leading Taiko artists of his generation

  • Based in Japan & available to perform at events worldwide

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Since they were founded in 2004, Japan Taiko Drummers has become a strong force in the world of Wadaiko (Taiko Drumming) both in Japan and internationally.  While incorporating arrangements of traditional Taiko pieces into their performance, they have created an all new style of Taiko, where speed and power meet eloquent movements of dance and the circular fluidity of the Chinese martial arts and aikido. 

The groups new style of Taiko music also brings rhythm styles from other cultures around the world including Tam Tam and Samulnori.  Since the groups inception, they tour three to four times a year in Asia, the U.S., various countries in Europe, Australia, and India, as well as making regular appearances at some of the top Taiko performances all over Japan.  The drummers has performed as the main attraction in many events, including: Hamanako Hanahaku All-Japan Expo and the Taipei City 120th Anniversary World Music Festival. 

The group is led by Art Lee who is considered to be one of the leading Taiko artists of his generation.  Art Lee received international acclaim for becoming the first non-Japanese to win First Place in the Solo Odaiko section of The Tokyo International Wadaiko Contest - the most prestigious and renowned Taiko contest in the world.

Since then, he has performed in some of the world's most prestigious theatres including Aoyama Gekijyo and Suntory Hall (Japan), Tonhalle (Germany), and Carnegie Hall (New York) and is also the only non-Japanese taiko artist in the world to be selected four times to perform at the annual "All-Stars of Japan" Taiko concert in Tokyo, Japan.

“Created the jazziest most exciting style of Taiko Music you will ever have experienced”
Exeter Barnfield Theatre (Devon Life Magazine)

“This was a fantastic show - a rare chance to experience excellent taiko in an intimate space. The performers have a wonderful and beautiful energy - you will feel uplifted to have experienced their love for and dedication to their art form. I loved their intricate rhythms and fusing of different styles and was blown away by their musicianship and energy. If you've never seen anyone play the big odaiko drum before, don't miss this.”
Helen Price

“If you go to one show make it this one. Exciting, dynamic, energetic. The performers give it their absolute all. We were transfixed throughout. If they are back next year so will we be.”
Donald Graham

“Taiko drumming at its most skilful. The expertise, commitment, sensitivity, musicality and raucous enthusiasm is an inspiration to anyone who has every tried to master an instrument. Go whilst you have the opportunity to see them, you will leave inspired.”
Anna Jones

“ Joy, power, speed, discipline, emotion, talent...Heart pumping, floor shaking, mesmeric drumming! And for the grand climax, you can dance, clap, jump around, take photos and be a part of the experience...”
Clare McIntyre