Odaiko New England demonstrates the ancient art form of taiko (Japanese drumming) and its importance in Japanese culture. This energetic and engaging program highlights kumi-daiko (ensemble drumming) and combines traditional taiko rhythms with dynamic movement and rhythms from other musical traditions. Students explore kata (drumming technique) and the concept of kiai (vocalizing energy), and also join the performers on stage to play the taiko drums.
Audience Limit: 300-450
Curriculum Connection: Japanese Culture, Music, Percussion
Audience: up to 300
Single Show: $750
Single Show: $975
Travel Fee: $55 for venues within 60 miles of Arlington, MA, $100 for 60+ miles
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
2 reserved parking spaces
Microphone on stand
1 music stand
Access to restrooms and private dressing area (for example, a teacher’s bathroom)
Water for two people
Minimum stage area of 16’ deep by 20’ wide with 12’ overhead clearance
Performance area must be level, cleared, cleaned.
Performance area may not have a surface of concrete, asphalt or cement.
Children sitting on the floor must be at least 10 feet away from the front of the stage.
Arrival time before first performance: 1 hour
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 10 minutes
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for their students.
Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.