On August 10th, New York city based flutist and taiko artist Kaoru Watanabe will be visiting Montreal for a special event at Timpano-Percussion. Kaoru will instruct a taiko workshop open to the general public and we will do a short concert performance later in the evening, along with Barbara Merjan, taiko player from New York. This is a rare chance to experience the basics of Japanese drumming from one of North America’s best.
To reserve a place, contact: info@timpano-percussion.com

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I am very excited to be participating in the 2012 Eastern Taiko Conference. I will be teaching two workshops, on the topics of chappa playing and lateral drumming/ katsugi-daiko, as well as performing in concert at the conference with good friends On Ensemble and Kaoru Watanabe.
Should be great fun! Visit the conference site here for more details.

UPDATE: I have recorded some rhythm sketches on chappa and katsugi oke-daiko in advance of the upcoming workshops. Check-out the video clip here.

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