Meet Mana, one of our Chibikko members. Why did you choose Tsukasa Taiko? 日本で習っていた和太鼓を、アメリカでも生かしたい。日本の文化を伝えたいと思ったので。 Please share your most memorable Tsukasa moment. Evanston Ethnic Art Festival。司太鼓初デビューで、間違えたところもあったけれど、最後まで一所懸命頑張れたので。Oak Park Street Festival。「道産子」演奏初デビューで、特に緊張したのは、バチをフリップする所が上手にできたから、嬉しかった。 What do you look forward to doing with Tsukasa in the future? 銀天界に入ってTaiko Legacyに出演してみたい。
We had a wonderful time at the Chicago Jazz Festival this year, playing at the Pritzker Pavilion on September 2nd. It was 10 years ago that we last played there, and we were really excited, grateful and honored to play in collation with our director’s Miyumi Project. Here’s a link to a cool review written… Read More Chicago Jazz Festival
Meet Ai, one of our Chibikko members. Why did you choose Tsukasa Taiko? ちょうど近所に教室が合ったので。もともと日本で、地元の太鼓保存会にて太鼓を習っていました。家族のシカゴ駐在に伴い渡米したところ、家の近所のミツワで教室がある事を知り「やってみたい、楽しそう」だと思ったので。アメリカの人たちに、和太鼓の素晴らしさを知ってもらいたい。 Please share your most memorable Tsukasa moment. Evanston Ethnic Art Festival と、Metropolis Artでのパフォーマンス。Evanstonは、司太鼓初デビューで、Metropolis Artは大きなステージでの、スポットライトを浴びながらの演奏、どちらも緊張したけれど良い経験でした。 What do you look forward to doing with Tsukasa in the future? Taiko Legacyに出演してみたい。
Meet Joy, one of our Cool Ladies/ Arashi members. Why did you choose Tsukasa Taiko? I am with Tsukasa Taiko because this group offers repertoire that is both culturally authentic and artistically ambitious. Please share your most memorable Tsukasa moment. For me, the most memorable moment was the realization that my experience with Tsukasa Taiko… Read More Meet Joy – My Tsukasa Taiko: Member Testimonials Series 017
Summer is one of the busiest times for Tsukasa Taiko and the first week in August is one of our busiest. Last year, one of our National Gintenkai members Wesley from Genryu Arts flew in to help us. This year 7 players from Genryu flew in for a week to play with Tsukasa’s chibikko, Cool… Read More Thank you Genryu!
Meet Jennifer, one of our longtime Cool Ladies/ Kazan members. What Tsukasa Taiko Means to Me I saw a taiko exhibition about 13 years ago during the Humanities Festival and thought, “Oh, I want to do that!” and then began a 3-year-long search for some place that would take a newbie, wanna-be drummer at age… Read More Meet Jennifer – My Tsukasa Taiko: Member Testimonials Series 016
Meet Catalina, member of the Cool Ladies / Arashi group! Why did you choose Tsukasa Taiko? I chose Tsukasa Taiko because it seemed to be the school that shared the most authentically musical and Japanese style of the Taiko drumming tradition, and also we would be playing on real drums right away! It was seemed… Read More Meet Catalina – My Tsukasa Taiko: Member Testimonials Series 015