August 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
“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 rhythms of this song, we will also play all together, rotating through while enjoying the festive atmosphere. The more the merrier!
(NOTE: we will be recreating some of the matsuri atmosphere with snacks and drinks…!!)
This workshop has no prerequisite and is open to anyone with taiko experience!
Spots are limited! Don’t miss out!
Max number of participants = 50
Please check out our registration and cancellation policies.
About 嶋本 龍
Born in Wakayama prefecture, 嶋本 龍 first experienced taiko playing at the age of eleven. At sixteen, he began playing taiko with a local group, Shippu Uchi Taiko. For many years, he chose careers outside of taiko, but at the age of thirty-two finally decided to become a professional taiko player. Until his winning of first award winning, he studied with former Kodo player Katsuji Kondo, his mentor. He now works as a full-time soloist and instructor. Shortly afterward, in 2011, he received the Outstanding Performance Award in the category of odaiko (large drum) solo performance at Okaya International Taiko Festival.
Currently, 龍 teaches taiko locally and internationally, in person and online. Has been an instructor for various workshops in Japan and outside of Japan. He also performs as a soloist all over Japan.
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CURRENT MARK H TAIKO PROTOCOLS
Here are the protocols we are following for the safety and comfort of our students and instructors:
- ALL participants will be REQUIRED to wear masks in the building, EVEN WHEN PLAYING.
- We will be limiting capacity to allow us to observe some social distancing.
- Instructors are fully vaccinated.
- We will take regular breaks during which participants will be invited to step away from others in order to take a water break or a “breathing break.” Everyone will be responsible for bringing their own water.