Odaiko New England performs at the Newport Black Ships Festival at the historic Cardine’s Field, one of our biggest performances of the year. We’re very pleased to return to Newport’s weekend-long festival celebrating the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened the Japanese ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to United States trade. The “Black Ships,” or “Kurofune,” refers to the Japanese term for foreign ships.
Shimoda is now Newport’s sister city and also celebrates this festival.
The Black Ships festival is hosted by the Japan-America Society of Rhode Island.
Have you seen taiko performed and thought “I want to do that!” Do you like booming drums, using your body and having fun? Do you enjoy rhythm, movement and teamwork? Odaiko New England is offering an introductory taiko workshop which is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at taiko. Our workshops are great for beginner players, even those with no musical background at all.
New drummers learn taiko fundamentals such as kata (form), kiai (vocalization) and kumidaiko (ensemble drumming). Using your entire body to learn and play a song, explore first-hand the mesmerizing, heart-pounding power of taiko. Come ready to move: wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Ear plugs are also highly recommended.
No experience is necessary! Returning students are welcome to attend. ONE brings enthusiastic and encouraging instructors and all necessary drums and equipment. Participants bring plenty of energy, spirit, and joy!
If you are interested, please fill out a pre-registration form.
To secure a spot, complete and mail in a registration form with your $35 workshop fee. You may also bring these with you on the day of the workshop. Group discounts are available if arranged in advance. Please email email@example.com or call 781-938-DRUM (3786) for details.
For more information about this workshop or about ONE classes email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 781-938-DRUM (3786).
September 12 – Nov 14, Tues. 6:45 (setup) 7:00 – 8:30 PM
10 Classes, Cost $200
Don’t miss the first day of the Fall Term of Taiko Fundamentals class.
Fundamentals class is on Tuesdays from 6:45pm to 8:30pm. Classes will only be held if there is a minimum of 5 students. If you are interested, please fill out this pre-registration form.
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