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Asian American/Pacific Islander healing space. This workshop is open to all individuals who identify as AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders). We welcome all AAPI community members from wherever you are!
This is a safe space for AAPI community members to come together, connect, have fun, and learn to play taiko. As incidences of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander violence continue to rise, the emotional turmoil and grief can be overwhelming. Taiko has long been a source of culture, pride, and resistance in the Japanese and Asian American communities. Through taiko, we hope to bring a space to heal and connect with other AAPI community members.
Learn the basics of taiko (rhythms, stances, and hitting techniques) in this fun filled, therapeutic, and accessible Taiko 101 Workshop. Instructors will guide participants through a variety of physical and musical activities and introduce background information on the tradition of taiko in Japan and North America.
No experience is necessary. Adults and kids at least 12 years old. Registration is required. All members of Portland Taiko have been vaccinated and the workshop is limited to twelve participants to ensure safe distancing. For all participants, vaccinations and masks are required.
Free event, but we have a suggested donation of $10.00 to $35.00 if it’s within your means to do so.