One World Taiko is a professional Japanese drum ensemble
that incorporates dynamic movement and rhythmic grooves with heart pounding percussion
The group is available for concerts, festivals,
special events, corporate celebrations, conventions,
and school assemblies and workshops.
One World Taiko is based in Denver, CO
during the months of July and August
and tours nationally the rest of the year.
Meet our mascot, Mika, our Japanese Shiba-inu
Roll over image to see our real Mikachan
Artwork by Kyoka Hinami
One World Taiko to embark on a 3rd national tour
September 2016 thru June 2017
On our 2015-2016, we performed 297 shows throughout the USA
On our 2014-2015, we performed 294 shows in 38 states
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Due to the length of tour schedule we are no longer based in Seattle, WA.
Since we are touring for nine months of the year
our summer home base will be in Denver, CO
One World Taiko's Seattle Highlights
One World Taiko performing at the SE Alaska State Fair
in Haines, Alaska
Tom Ganner photo
Artist in Residence at Hamilton International Middle School
5 day residency teaching Japanese Taiko
hosted by Lary Barrileau, International Studies teacher
and Latin Jazz musician
Bainbridge Performing Arts Center Performance
March 28th @ 8:00 pm
200 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA
Concert Performance for Seattle Center's Next 50 Celebration
and 4Culture Touring Arts Roster 2012 Concert Series
at Intiman/Playhouse Theater, Seattle Center.
Seattle Center Next 50
4Culture Touring Arts
Artist in Residence at Centrum Explorations Young Artists Project 2012
Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki of One World Taiko at Centrum's Explorations
teaching taiko and Japanese culture to 7th-9th grade students from all
around the state of Washington.
The Centrum program culminated with student performances.
Watch the Taiko Ryu video of an excerpt of our taiko class performance.
Watch the video here
Performances for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief:
One World Taiko performing live
on the King 5 TV show called New Day Northwest
King5 New Day NW Show
COMPASSION JAPAN: Columbia Tower Club, Seattle
THE SUN ALWAYS RISES: a Benefit Concert for Japan
SHINJIRU: Japan Relief Taiko Concert
University of Washington
One World Taiko performed for 5 weeks in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Performing at Global Village, Dubai, on the World Culture Main Stage.
There were over 100,000 visitors were in the park for the Grand Opening
and over 2 million visitors over the 5 weeks we performed.
Global Village video - YouTube
Global Village site
Global Village wiki
One World Taiko performing at the Experience Music Project/SF Museum
for the Grand Opening of the Battlestar Galactica Exhibition
Seattle Symphony honored and celebrated Seattle's Asian community with
Celebrate Asia III at Benaroya Hall
One World Taiko was featured in a post concert performance
following the Symphony's program
One World Taiko performed on the Art Zone show hosted by Nancy Guppy
on the Seattle Channel - Cable TV Channel 21
Watch the video here
In August 2007, One World Taiko was selected to perform in Seattle at Benaroya Hall's S. Mark Taper Auditorium for the North American Taiko Conference's major concert called Taiko Jam. The concert featured 4 top taiko groups in the United States and Canada.
One World Taiko performing at the Dalai Lama's Seeds of Compassion
event at Qwest Field on April 12, 2008. We joined Native American
and Brazilian drummers providing the heartbeat rhythm
during the Procession of Cultures.
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