WORLD TAIKO CONFERENCE
- Connecting the World with Taiko -
One performing art is cherished in communities all over Japan: taiko (Japanese drumming).
Taiko provides the rhythm to summer festivals that excites and energizes everyone there.
But there is so much more to taiko than the summer traditions that most commonly spring to mind.
As Japan and its rich culture draws global attention, this year is the perfect occasion to connect the world with taiko–the instrument and folk art that has been the heartbeat of Japanese communities for centuries.
Join us ONLINE where we’ll connect the world with taiko!
WTC 2020 ONLINE AT A GLANCE
The new format will include a wide range of video, online forum, and livestream content before and during the conference.
In the lead up to WTC, enjoy:
WTC Premium Talks by key figures in the global taiko world, sharing their thoughts and ideas about all things taiko, past, present, and future. (V)
a Taiko Composition Library where anyone can share their own free-source taiko pieces for everyone to play.
the 4th Asakusa Taiko Festival in Tokyo with Nippon Taiko Foundation, co-hosted by the WTC Committee. (A)
and more! (TBA)
During WTC (November 21–22, 2020)
Look forward to:
Live Panel Discussions on both conference days. (L)
the 24th Nippon Taiko Charity Concert with Nippon Taiko Foundation, co-hosted by the WTC Committee.
and more! (TBA)
(L) Livestream content
(V) Video content
(A) Attendance in person only (no video or livestream planned at this stage)
Alex J Sinclair
Kumano Taiko Dojo