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Omaha Performing Arts TAIKOPROJECT with Kokyo Taiko Orpheum Theater Specials

Get into the rhythm with TAIKOPROJECT at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, September 26, 2021. This world-renowned, Japanese-style drumming ensemble was the first American taiko group to win the Tokyo International Taiko Contest and has continued to define its unique style that blends tradition with innovation for a sound that’s all its own.

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Curtain Warmer | 4:00 PM

Kokyo Taiko 
(Lincoln, NE) drummers will bring the art form of Japanese drumming to patrons before they encounter the Live TAIKO Project. This lecture demo will give patrons a sneak peak into the soul-stirring culture of Wadaiko.
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Get into the rhythm with TAIKOPROJECT at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, September 26, 2021. This world-renowned, Japanese-style drumming ensemble was the first American taiko group to win the Tokyo International Taiko Contest and has continued to define its unique style that blends tradition with innovation for a sound that’s all its own.

Bryan Yamami and Masato Baba founded TAIKOPROJECT in 2000 in Los Angeles, California. They recruited up-and-coming, second-generation taiko players in America and became the first American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest in 2005. TAIKOPROJECT was also honored with the prestigious Visionary Award from East West Players. The group has performed on the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, NBC's "The Voice," The X-Factor, Conan, and more, and has performed and recorded with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Squeak E. CleanSean Paul, and Diplo.


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