San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko

Schools n Stage

Reserve Your School Group

Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-5

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

Unknown to most, taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. In North America, the term has evolved to refer to the young art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming featuring the Japanese drum). This art form began in Japan in the late 1950s and came to the US in the late 1960s. SJT was founded in 1973 as only the third group to form outside of Japan. We are recognized as a pioneer in contemporary taiko and have been instrumental to the growth of the art form, helping to nurture an ecosystem that now supports more than 500 groups spread throughout North America.

Our school outreach program seeks to celebrate America’s cultural diversity by sharing the art of taiko through performance and educational programs.

Cultural and Heritage

 

Funded in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts administered by The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

 

 

This engagement of San Jose Taiko is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Date:
November 5
Time:
1:00 pm
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