Calendar

Apr
4
Tue
Introductory Taiko Workshop @ ACAS
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 class@onetaiko.org or call 781-938-DRUM (3786) for details.

For more information about this workshop or about ONE classes email class@onetaiko.org or phone 781-938-DRUM (3786).

Apr
11
Tue
First Day of Spring Classes
Apr 11 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Spring Session

April 11 to June 13, Tues. 6:45pm (setup) 7:00pm – 8:30pm
10 Classes, Cost $200

Don’t miss the first day of the Spring 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.

If you have any questions, please email class@onetaiko.org.

Apr
30
Sun
Massq Ball: Convergance @ Hibernian Hall
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm

Please note the new time and location!

Join Odaiko New England as we come together with other Boston area artists to celebrate a diversity of artistic expression, MassQuerade Ball 2017 is an inter-generational, cross-cultural exhibition of the arts including fashion, music, photography, dance, poetry, and martial arts. Tickets are $20 through April 19, 2017 (after which tickets can be purchased for $25). Tickets are available through eventbrite. MassQing will be at 6:30pm and the performances will start at 8:00pm.

May
7
Sun
Walk for Hunger @ Boston Common
May 7 all-day

Odaiko New England returns to energize more than 40,000 walkers at this year’s 49th annual Walk for Hunger. On Sunday May 7th, come hear our thunderous taiko rhythms on the Boston Common at the finish line of the 20-mile route. We look forward to sharing our spirit and joy in support of Project Bread and the walkers!

For more details about the Walk for Hunger, visit ProjectBread.orgWalk For Hunger

May
13
Sat
Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival @ Brookline High School
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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The Genki Spark and Brookline High School once again host the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival with music, bon odori dance, crafts, food, and, of course, taiko drumming with groups from all over the greater Boston area. Come join us in celebrating the gift of the cherry blossoms in this fun, family-friendly event. When not performing, come visit us at our table.
May
21
Sun
Bedford Multicultural Festival @ Bedford Town Center
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at the Bedford Multicultural Festival for an afternoon of family fun, food and performances all afternoon. The festival runs from 3-6pm and Odaiko New Engalnd will perform sometime between 4:15pm and 5:00pm.

Jun
11
Sun
Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Boston’s Dragon Boat Festival transforms ancient traditions into an exciting cultural event and is the longest-running dragon boat festival in North America. Odaiko New England is thrilled to once again send some thunderous drumming across the Charles River toward the Boston-side races.

The Cambridge-side festival starts at 12:00 noon and admission is free. Odaiko New England performs at 4:30 pm.

Jun
15
Thu
Arts In The Plaza @ Ruggles Plaza
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at Ruggles for “Arts in the Plaza: Harmonic Conduit” where we open an afternoon of performance and art. Experience stilt walkers, spontaneous poetry, live painting, arts workshops and food. Feed your soul with this cornucopia of sights and sounds.

Jun
17
Sat
Waltham Riverfest @ Moody Street Bridge
Jun 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

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Odaiko New England joins in celebrating the City of Waltham and its relationship with the Charles River in the ninth annual Waltham Riverfest. Come join us for an afternoon of performances, fun for the kids and a variety of activities to enjoy the Charles River, including nature walks and kayaking.

Jun
20
Tue
First Day of Summer Classes
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Summer Session
June 20th – August 29th, Tues. 6:45 (setup) 7:00 – 8:30 PM
10 Classes, Cost $200

Don’t miss the first day of the Summer 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.

If you have any questions, please email class@onetaiko.org.