Friday, May 11, 2012

10th Year Anniversary Concert - Sunday, June 10th, 2012

New York Taiko Aiko Kai began in October 2002, when a small group of young children first played Japanese drums in an Upper West Side public school.  Their families, wishing to pass Japanese culture to their children, began to get together to practice Taiko, and New York Taiko Aiko Kai (NYTAK) was born.  Our group name was given to us by the late Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi of Osuwa Daiko and the father of Kumidaiko (ensemble) in August 2003 when some members visited Okaya City in Japan where Osuwa Daiko is based.

Ten years later, we have grown to almost 50 taiko loving members coming from all backgrounds and ages. There is no other taiko group like ours in the New York metropolitan area. To commemorate all of our accomplishments and to send off some of those founding members that are leaving for college next year, we are proud to announce that we will be having a concert for our families, friends, and the community who supported us all these years.  We are inviting our teachers, Hiro Kurashima sensei and Kaoru Watanabe sensei to this event as well as our sister groups, Biwanko and Sakura Daiko.  We hope you will join us for this special occasion!

Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Reception follows at 3:00 p.m.
 The Cowin Center Auditorium
147 Horace Mann
Teachers College, Columbia University

(Please note: a picture ID is required to enter Teachers College)
We look forward to seeing you there! Please email if you are interested in attending.