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Keep up to date with Uzume Taiko tours, shows, workshops, and everything else in between. We will update our blog regularly when we have some amazing things to say. Thank you for supporting us and we hope to see you drumming soon.

Reimagine CBC Celebration

Reimagine CBC Celebration today!

WHAT: An interactive event bringing together seasoned professionals, up-and-coming CBC talent, outside experts, media innovators, musicians and citizens in a celebratory atmosphere that will add new energy to the CBC and help to articulate a fresh vision for public media in Canada.

Uzume Taiko Spring 2012 News

UPCOMING CONCERT! UZUME TAIKO ENSEMBLE will perform a new evening concert, ''DRUMS ON AIR'' at the NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE on Wednesday, JUNE 13 at 8:00 PM. Performers include Bonnie Soon, Jason Overy, Eileen Kage, Curtis Andrews and Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos. The musicians have been working together over the past year to develop the show. Keep posted for more details on purchasing concert tickets.

Japan Earthquake Relief Fundraising Event

Special Guest Master Taiko Drummer from Japan, Art Lee joins Tetsu Taiko, Linda Ohama, Deadbeat Ninjas, Eileen Kage, Leslie Komori, JaVan, Chibi Taiko, Bonnie Soon, Isami Goma, Cheongdoong, Yuaikai Ryukyu Taiko and Sawayaka in a Fundraising Concert for Japan. Proceeds go towards rebuilding schools in Onagawa, Japan. There will be lots of taiko drumming! The event takes place on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby. Tickets are $20. advance and $25. at the door. Contact Jill: 604.644-8362 or Nicole: 778.554-2415 for tix or more info.

BACHI - Drumsticks

BACHI - Drumsticks
A taiko player must take good care of their bachi to protect both their hands from splinters and the drum heads from excess wear from sharp, rough tips. A supply of various grade wood sandpaper will assist in the proper maintenance of bachi. Use 100 grit to begin with to sand deep grooves and sharp edges then finish off with 150 to 220 finer grit for a smooth, polished stick. Sanding also removes dirt and dark spots from the drum stick tips which inevitably builds up after prolonged drum playing.