Drumming in the Stacks: Taiko Workshop

When

Sat, May 06, 2017
2:00 to 3:30

Registration required.

Portland Taiko

Each workshop will begin with a performance by Portland Taiko. Members of the ensemble will provide a brief explanation of the roots of taiko drumming in Japan and North America, followed by an introduction to kuchi shoga, rhythmic syllables that are sung for different drum strokes. Workshop participants will learn the basic hitting techniques by applying these patterns on the drums. The workshop will conclude with a Q/A session. All workshop participants are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothing (suitable for a light work-out) and to bring water.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Target audience:

Adults

Event type:

Performances

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