Combining Eastern and Western MusicIn November we were invited to perform with Columbia Chorale as they kicked off a milestone 40th season with a special Sounds of Japan performance. Read about the new composition we learned for the event, plus learn about our performance piece, Isami Goma / Tonbane - an Osuwa Daiko original - in our latest newsletter.
Taiko, Campfires and S'moresPerforming members Heather and Helena recently joined taiko players from all over the Midwest for a weekend retreat to learn a new piece composed by taiko great Shogo Yoshii. Read about their adventures, plus learn about the Ainu song "Yaisama," in our latest newsletter.
Thank you, SLOT Volunteers!We've wrapped up two fantastic Japanese Festivals; we had such a great time but we couldn't do it without the help of all the volunteers who share their time and talents to make them a success! Learn about some of their efforts, plus learn about the song Yatai Bayashi, which we debuted at the festivals, in our latest newsletter.
Summer Fun in St. LouisWe're midway through the summer, and we've had a fun mix of performing and teaching! Learn about our recent experience performing with members of ZEROtaiko, get information about upcoming performances, and learn about the song Gezan Bayashi, in our latest newsletter.
Introducing Song Club and Fue ClubIn addition to regular taiko practice, we also hold practices for our song and fue clubs to develop our skills in ensemble singing and fue playing. Read about our clubs, plus learn about the popular song Zoku by Kodo, in our latest newsletter.
"Top 15 Things St. Louisans Take for Granted"
We're honored to be called a "clear highlight" of the annual Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden as part of a new list of the "Top 15 Things St. Louisans Take for Granted" from examiner.com.
We love performing for thousands of fans at the festival every Labor Day weekend.