Taiko Source Highlights - May 2024

Here's our mid-May highlights!

Taiko Census 2020 Report:  Since the 2024 Census is now live and collecting data, let's take a look at the previous Census Report!  Remember, the Taiko Census helps TCA and the wider community take a snapshot of the participation and engagement across the artform, but it becomes even more accurate as more people take the census. Please get counted by filling out the 2024 Taiko Census Form!    


"Raku"

A widely adapted piece from Shidara based in Aichi Prefecture.  Featuring taiko, choreography, and fue, "Raku" is easily scalable for small or large performances.  Thank you to Chabo-san for sharing "Raku" with the world! 

Check out their website here to learn more about Shidara!

What is Taiko Source?

NATC 2009 Opening Ceremony 

Photo Credit: Unknown

Taiko Source, acquired by Taiko Community Alliance in 2022, is a digital space for the taiko community to share resources and make connections.  TaikoSource is dedicated to the development of information resources to empower the people and advance the art of taiko. Original creators of Taiko Source include Ben Patcher and Wendy Jedlička.

The mission of Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) is to empower the people and advance the art of taiko.  

Emergeng from the COVID-19 pandemic with a renewed focus to "Empower the people and advance the art of taiko", TCA revitalized the bi-annual North American Taiko Conference by implementing an annual "Conference series" which features smaller, geographically afiled NATC-Regionals which strives to increase the accesibility of the NATC experience.  

In addition to NATC and NATC-R, highlights of TCA's efforts include the annual Grant Program, "Congra-CHU-lations" recognition event, "Taiko-thon" community showcase, ongoing Leadership Program, and periodic web-based seminars and mixers.  

Behind the scenes, future plans are underway to directly expand the adminstrative and financial offerings to support taiko organizations small and large. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months!