Taiko Open Mic

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD 8270 Alumni Dr., College Park

Join us for a fun evening of impromptu taiko featuring participants, instructors, and staff from CONNECT 2022! There will be performances from both world-class professional taiko players as well as community group players from across the US ... and beyond. (And oh yeah, there will also be great food, a cash bar, and awesome camaraderie!) […]

$25 – $35

Odaiko Fundamentals with 嶋本 龍: 8/7

Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD

If you are going to have someone show you fundamentals of odaiko, 龍 Sensei is one of the best options! A powerful and masterful style of playing taiko, odaiko is often considered the pinnacle of contemporary taiko virtuosity. 嶋本 龍 is an award-winning odaiko soloist and gifted teacher and in this workshop, he will introduce […]


Sato no Matsuri: 8/7

Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD

“Sato no Matsuri” is an original song by 嶋本 龍 that highlights the festival experience - casual, communal and fun! Much of contemporary kumidaiko music is based on “matsuri bayashi” or “festival music” - meant to be played all day long and in the festival context. This all-level workshop is not just to learn the […]