Taikoza

  • About the Artist:

    Taikoza.

    This Japanese taiko drum group has dazzled audiences worldwide with its electrifying performances since 1995. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. With colorful traditional costumes and dynamic motion, Taikoza’s shows are immensely popular with audiences of all ages.

    Taikoza’s album were nominated for many “Just Plain Folks Music” Awards in 2004 and 2018. Taikoza has appeared on NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving parade on ESPN for the Sumo Tournament held at Madison Square Garden. You can also hear Taikoza in the Nintendo game “Red Steel 1 and 2.” Taikoza.com

    Music director: Marco Lienhard has performed with the legendary Taiko group in Japan for 18 years before moving to NYC.

    Category:

    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • virtual
    • The exciting sounds and sights of the Japanese Taiko festivals

      Description:

      Assemblies: Introduction to Japanese music. Presentation with Taiko drums and Bamboo Flute music with background explanation of the instruments and students experiencing the Taiko drums.

      Taikoza introduces students to the rich festival traditions of Japan. Accompanied by energizing taiko drums and Japanese flutes, students take a journey through different regions of Japan as they explore traditional folk songs and dances.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K -12

      Curriculum Connections

      Multicultural, Connect, understand and experience as well as create something that they learned about.
      Music has a great connection with Math.

      Students will experience for themselves and through their senses (hearing, seeing) another culture and it helps with a better connection with the understanding of multicultural things.

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Kamishiba and Japanese music introduction- Japanese Story Telling with bamboo flutes and Taiko drumming

      Description:

      Kamishibai: The art of Japanese storytelling. Folk stories from Japan with music. The background of Japanese culture and tradition of storytelling in Japan. Ideas on how to create your own Kamishibai at school or home to share with friends and family. Simple objects can be used to create background music to your story- things that you can find easily at home to recreate the sounds of the Japanese Instruments.

      Great virtual program for Students and very interactive

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-4

      Curriculum Connections

      Multicultural, Connect, understand and experience as well as create something that they learned about.
      Music has a great connection with Math.

      Students will experience for themselves and through their senses (hearing, seeing) another culture and it helps with a better connection with the understanding of multicultural things.

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Additional Notes:

      Young Audiences of Maryland handles bookings.

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Marco Lienahrd c/o Young Audiences of MD
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (410) 343-9421
    State / County:
    Maryland

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