Saturday, November 2, 2019

NYC Marathon Opening Ceremony - Nov 1, 2019

What an honor to be part of the NYC Marathon Opening Ceremony! We had a blast, and the runners were very happy to see us accompany them.  Can't for this Sunday's marathon!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tribute to Takeshi Okuyama - October 6, 2019

On October 6th, we held a small tribute gathering to celebrate the life of Takeshi Okuyama, the instrumental instructor of Hachijo-style taiko for his recent untimely passing.

 For an idea of the profound impact of Okuyama-san’s efforts in building the Hachijo Taiko community, please see his obituary (in Japanese)

Many thanks to Sarah Gilbert of Soh Daiko for putting together the event, and to Soh Daiko and Koh for lending us Hachijo stands for the occasion.  It was a warm and fun evening as we got to learn the Hachijo style in memory of Takashi Okuyama-Sensei, who passed too soon.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Scarsdale Daiso Opening (Scarsdale, NY) & Annual Fair at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church (Plainview, NY) - September 21, 2019

We had a pretty busy Saturday on September 21st, with our members split between 2 shows, one at the Scarsdale Daiso Opening in Scarsdale, NY, and the other at the Annual Fair at St. Margaret's Episcopal church in Plainview New York (Long Island). Thanks to everyone who participated!

In action at Scarsdale Daiso

Thanks to all performers who gave their all!
Playing at the St. Margaret’s Annual Fair
A group shot with Father Isaiah Ginson at the Fair