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Taiko Course in South Lanarkshire - 6 week block

Event detail
Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time: Wednesday 7 - 8.30pm
Venue: Mugen Taiko Dojo
Post Code: ML11 0RZ
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Price: £70 or £45 for under 30 year olds
Tel: 01357 522 008
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Taiko drumming - "Wadaiko" - is an energetic, physical and highly choreographed art form. Originally from Japan, with roots going back hundreds of years and encompassing a variety of styles, rhythms and movement, this traditional folk art is now developing and spreading as a modern European art form.

Now is the chance for people here in Scotland to experience a full course of this exciting discipline which is energetic & fun & learnt alongside other taiko enthusiasts!

The Mugen Taiko Dojo course is on Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm for 6 weeks starting 23 May & ending 27 June. The Dojo is located just off the main road between Strathaven & Lesmahagow.

This course is designed to be suitable for both beginners & improvers, and will take the participants step by step from the stance, to the bachi drumstick grip through to learning a performance piece. We will be learning a piece called "Isami Goma". This is one of the "classic" taiko pieces, composed by the late Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi who founded the legendary group Osuwa Daiko, based on rhythms from a Shinto Norito prayer. Isami Goma means "brave horse", and the rhythms sound like the pounding hooves of galloping horses. We received special permission from Watanabe Sensei of Fukushima to teach on this piece, which we're delighted to do at the Mugen Taiko Dojo.

Please contact us on or 01357 522 008 for more details and to reserve your space.