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What is Taiko?

Taiko drumming is a dynamic musical art form grounded in core aspects of the martial arts, dance and percussion. Most often played as a group, a Japanese Taiko performance is characterized by intensity, precision, strength, and a sense of celebration. As a discipline, Taiko emphasizes and enhances physical agility, stamina and creative expression.

About Taiko Charleston

Taiko Charleston seeks to foster a diverse community of performers dedicated to physical, musical and creative excellence through the discipline of Taiko. We strive to honor the Japanese culture in which

it grounded and to connect and inspire across cultural lines through the power of this unique and vibrant art form.

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About the Director

Tracy Bush Traver performed internationally as the only foreign member of various professional Japanese troupes as well as receiving the Japanese Ministry of Culture grant for her studies in the Folk Performing Arts.  She has taught and performed Taiko for over fifteen years.

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