Fall 2012 – MUS 255/EAS 255: Taiko Drumming Workshop

December 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Noriko Manabe
Taiko Drumming Workshop: Japanese and North American Perspectives
MUS 255/EAS 255

Taiko: the art of the Japanese drum.

Taiko: the art of the Japanese drum.

This course explores the socio-cultural meanings of taiko (Japanese drum), from its uses in traditional Japanese music (gagaku, kabuki, festival music) through its development as a choreographic ensemble in postwar Japan and a site for Asian-American identity. Students participate in a hands-on workshop, learning techniques and three pieces of traditional modern styles, and in seminars on the history and cultural implications of taiko in the Japanese and Asian-American experience.

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