Little drummer boys (and girls)

So I missed the TAIKOPROJECT event on Friday. But no problem. This in from PG reader, Toni D. Thanks!

Remember the taiko drumming group in this popular Mitsubishi commercial from 2006?

That’s TAIKOPROJECT, and they’re in Philly for only one night this week!!!
“This ain’t your mama’s taiko, but it may be your hip, younger cousin’s” says L.A. Weekly of TAIKOPROJECT, the premiere group of drummers who blend storytelling, video, hip hop, and world rhythms to create a uniquely American take on the Japanese art of taiko. Filled with contemporized tradition, striking music, and energetic movement, this high-action ensemble incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to deliver an entertaining, power-packed performance. Think of it as the taiko version of Stomp!

Founded in 2000 by Bryan Yamami with the concept of bringing together the best young generation of taiko players in North America, TAIKOPROJECT has appeared on films and TV, has toured with wide acclaim nationally and internationally, and has the distinction of being the only American taiko group to win First Place in the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest and to be featured on the Academy Awards!
Presented by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with Kyo Daiko. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network’s Performance Residency Program.

Friday, March 6th @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

3680 Walnut Street

Tickets: 215.898.3900

Use “NETWORK” code to get $2 – $4 discounts off your tickets online!

For more information on the event, check out the Facebook page.


3 responses to “Little drummer boys (and girls)

  1. hm, i’m not sure how that commercial relates to me, I have never driven with a nifty japanese drum line egging me on, or through misty fog so thick it moves around as I drive through it. Wish I could though, my commercial will more likely be me driving on the highway at 5 mph due to traffic jam, police issuing a ticket, spilling on the seat, and the words “at least you look cool” -_-

  2. lifesavorer

    Hey W:

    I haven’t either, but trust me – TAIKOPROJECT plays amazing music. A bunch of their concert videos are posted on Youtube:

  3. Oh i’m not saying it’s not cool it was pretty wicked how the drummers were shot in the scene, was more referring to the commercial itself not relating to me as a consumer cause it will never go down like that. For example, commercials where kids spill and the mom smiles and gets the paper towel with extra quilted picker upper and then pats the kid on the head and laughs as she walks away. Now in a desi household, you’d probaby get yelled at lik e”stupid child” followed by a spank to your ass multiple times….i’m just saying….

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