Europe has a relatively short and multi-rooted history of Taiko, compared to places such as Japan, North America and Australia. However, that doesn’t mean that it lacks depth, content or enthusiasm amongst its taiko players! On the contrary, this allows for the development of a unique voice representative of the European experience, and for players to tell their own stories through the drums in their own way.
This concert will present a selection of the voices of Euro Taiko in one exciting night of music and story telling.
Curated by the core team in Hamburg, it will be an integrated performance start-to-finish: no announcer, just Taiko. A celebration of the individual European groups who are creating and composing original works and also a space for new collaborative works to be presented. It will weave the individual voices of Euro Taiko into a colourful tapestry that connects us all.
All European performance groups/solo artists who have created original taiko pieces were welcome to apply, and we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of what we received. A heartfelt Thank You to all of those who applied! It was a difficult decision to make, and keeping in mind that there’s no way to represent an entire community in 2 hours (that’s why ETE21+1 is a multi-day event!), we’re excited to present this lineup* of groups from the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and Israel!
*Subject to change depending on availability. To be confirmed by mid 2022.
Connecting, sharing and learning from each other is important for developing the artform of Taiko and the community in Europe. The expo day is a way to pool together the resources that are available, and for the community to find the things they are looking for. The content of this day is totally up to you and based completely on submissions and suggestions from the European Taiko community. We encourage you all to take part!
Each European-based group is invited to have an official Expo poster on display and a group representative/s available for inquiries. We will be collecting submissions all year!
On-drum sessions led by community members.
A chance to experience how different groups in Europe approach, play and teach taiko and taiko-related skills. Gain a new perspective, and improve your playing!
All taiko players (not only group leaders and teachers) are welcome to lead a session and share something of interest with the community.
Examples: Fundamentals such as stance, grip, movement, dynamics and basic patterns. Exercises that are unique to your group. Taiko drills, call and response, lead by example, rhythm games.
Applications are closed.
Off-drum sessions led by community members.
An opportunity to dig further into specific taiko-related topics, without drums. Share what you want to share (as a talk, presentation, or workshop), or start the discussion about something you want to learn more about!
All taiko players are encouraged to suggest topics to be addressed, even if you are not willing to lead the session!
Examples: Teaching, performance, creativity, taiko therapy, technology and taiko, improvisation, composition, warm up routines, special needs groups, body awareness, dance, coordination.
Applications are closed.
Drum it out with players from around Europe!!
Performances throughout the day, including the opportunity to share the stage with players from other groups through shared repertoire. The pieces played were chosen in 2021 by you, the community!
Thanks to everyone who voted last year and attended the online Meet-The-Composer Prep Course for the top songs. We can’t wait to play them with you in October!
Schedule is subject to change based on availability. To be confirmed in 2022.
|4 LOCO LADIES||KION DOJO||SHAMISEN BERLIN e.V|
|FLORIAN LANGMAACK||TAIKO COMMUNITY ALLIANCE||TAIKO LIFE ISRAEL|
|FULDA TAIKO DOJO||OLIVER BOLDT TAIKO||TAIKOBAU MUNZ&SIMONSEN|
|KAGEMUSHA TAIKO||POWERS OF TAIKO||WADOKYO OHG|
|KAISER DRUMS||RESPIGHI DRUMS||WAKIYA|
European Taiko Expo 2021(+1)
Hosted by TAIKO BASTARDS in collaboration with taiko artists from across Europe.
ETE21+1 in Hamburg