May 2015 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the
workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared
to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.
Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

Katari Taiko 2015 Classes

An eight-week course featuring hands on taiko workshops and the history of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community

 

Monday evenings
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 + April 13, 20 & 27, 2015

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)

Fee: $275; maximum 10 participants

Location: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver

Goals: To learn fundamental taiko drumming techniques and rhythms and to explore the context of taiko as a performing art within the Japanese Canadian community. No previous experience is necessary.

Objectives: During and upon completion of this course students will:

  • Understand the cultural and historical significance of taiko within the Japanese Canadian community;
  • Learn positioning and how to play taiko drums that use a side stance through a balanced approach;
  • Play basic rhythms used in most taiko pieces;
  • Learn two songs;
  • Use kiai (shouts) to support their drumming;
  • Practice basic care and maintenance of drums and other equipment.

Format: Each class will begin with 30 minutes of stretching, strengthening, and vocal exercises. This will be followed by 90-120 minutes of drumming, including a cool down at the end. At first, the students will focus on basic technique and drills. Towards the second half of the course, the students will learn to perform two songs in simple arrangements. The students will spend the final 20-30 minutes of each class discussing a topic related to the history and culture of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community.

Instruction: The course will be taught by members of Katari Taiko.

To Register:
Registration form can be downloaded by clicking on Katari Taiko Class Registration

For More Information Contact: diane@dkam.ca / 604-683-8240

Please Become A Member!
Katari Taiko Drum Group Association is a non-profit society dedicated to educating Canadians about the history, art and performance of traditional and contemporary taiko music (Japanese drumming). Your membership shows your support for the work of Katari Taiko. You will receive news and notices of upcoming performances and the annual general meeting. For more information about Katari Taiko and its activities go to www.kataritaiko.ca

January 2015 Workshops

Due to high demand, the January 18th workshop is now full. We are also running a second workshop on January 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the
workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared
to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.
Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

Katari Taiko Drum Group Association and Caravan World Rhythms presents: Katari Taiko’s 35th Anniversary Concert at the Vancouver Playhouse

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Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

KT35_posterKatari Taiko, the first taiko group formed in Canada, is a constantly changing and intensely creative hybrid. In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Katari Taiko is presenting a special concert featuring its own contemporary and traditional music and that of guests, Chibi Taiko, Sansho Daiko, Sawagi Taiko and Vancouver Okinawa Taiko. All of the groups will then join Katari Taiko in the premiere a brand new collaborative work inspired by the return of the wild salmon to the Fraser River.

Presented with support from the Powell Street Festival, the City of Vancouver through Cultural Services and the Government of BC through Direct Access to Charitable Gaming

Spring 2014 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece.

No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.

Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:

Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Tel: (604) 683-8240
Fax: (604) 683-7911
Email: diane@dkam.ca

Notice of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Katari Taiko Drum Group Association

7:00 pm, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tonari Gumi,
511 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the last AGM, March 22, 2012
  4. Presentation of Annual Report for 2012
  5. Presentation of Financial Statements for the Year Ending Dec.31, 2012 and the 2013 Budget for Approval
  6. Appointment regarding the preparation of financial statements for 2013
  7. Nominations and Election of Directors
  8. Other business
  9. Adjournment

Refreshments will be served.

Your attendance at this meeting as well as at the Powell Street Festival Society’s
Annual General Meeting at 6:30 pm at Tonari Gumi on the same day (Thursday, March 14) would be greatly appreciated!

Contact Diane at 604-728-8240 or diane@dkam.ca for more information.