The Spirit of Taikoza Japanese Drum Ensemble Sponsored by Newport News Arts Commission

Taikoza - The Spirit of Taikoza: The Japanese Drum Taikoza presents a unique and exciting program using Japanese Taiko drums (that weigh up to 200lb) and bamboo flutes. The program will take you on an unforgettable journey that engages students in the discovery of different regions and seasons of Japan. Students will get a chance to see, and at times play, the ancestral drums. Taikoza hopes to open the students’ eyes to the richness of the Japanese culture and spark an interest in other cultures. This program will educate students in a fun way and the experience will stay with them for life.

GradeS: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 « Audience Size: 350 SOL Highlights: History: Pre-Post World War II, Asia, Colonial, Trade, Imperialism Music: Polyrhythmic, Culture, Pentatonic scale, Story, Ballad, Flute, Drum, Taiko

 

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