What is taiko?
Taiko is a team based drumming experience using large Japanese traditional drums. Taiko is rarely played solo because, unlike a drum set, the team makes the song what it is through the combination of different rhythms, tones, and sounds. Taiko is also different from other drumming because form, the way you play, is as important as rhythm — you have to look and sound good! Also, because of the size and the way you play the drums, Taiko has the added benefit of being a great workout and great at relieving stress — all achieved while having a lot of fun and making music!
Who are we?
Arashido Taiko is a Toronto based Taiko group with 10 core members. Arashido means "The Way of the Storm" and it springs from the energy and passion that the performers put into not only performances but practices as well. Our founder has over 10 years Taiko experience both in Canada and Japan. He has played in countless festivals including ones with attendance levels of over one million people! Arashido Taiko is available for lessons, team building events, corporate events, commercials, and live shows.
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