Hidden Ninja Taiko
- 1 hr 30 min1 hour 30 minutes
- Redux Society
If you want to get in shape and learn how to play a new instrument, but don’t really have time in your busy schedule, why not try an instrument that will allow you to do both at the same time? There probably isn’t a more fun and rigorous way to make music and stay in shape than the Japanese drumming practice known as taiko. In Japanese, “taiko” simply means drum. The performances can last between five and 25 minutes, typically following what is called a jo-ha-kyu structure that speeds up significantly toward the grand finale. Taiko originated in feudal Japan partly as a way to inspire troops, synchronize marches and terrorize enemies. Today’s taiko ensembles, called kumi-daiko, were developed in Japan in the early 1950s and were brought to the U.S. in the late 1960s. Join us and learn what Taiko is all about!
215 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO, USA