Calendar

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
24
Sat
Family Lantern Festival @ The Chapel at West Parish
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

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A lantern festival is a beautiful way to remember loved ones. Lanterns are inscribed, then lit and set afloat. They are sent off in hopes that the messages will reach friends and family. Odaiko New England is honored to return to Andover’s Family Lantern Festival at the Chapel at West Parish.

Come bring a picnic dinner and be a part of the celebration.

The festival starts at 7:30pm and the lanterns will be launched at 9pm. Donation of $10 per lantern.

Jul
6
Thu
Hampton Falls Bandstand Concert @ Hampton Falls Common
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us in Hampton Falls, NH for a full concert as part of the Thursday Night Bandstand Concert Series.

Sep
5
Tue
Introductory Taiko Workshop @ ACAS
Sep 5 @ 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).

Sep
9
Sat
Laconia Multicultural Festival
Sep 9 all-day

Odaiko New England is thrilled to return to the Laconia Multicultural Festival. Join us for an afternoon of food, music, crafts and fun. Performance time is TBD.

Sep
12
Tue
First Day of Fall Classes
Sep 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Fall Session
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.

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