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Taiko Workshops for the AAPI Community

April 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Portland Taiko presents a two-part workshop series for the AAPI Community

This is an Asian American/Pacific Islander healing space. This workshop is open to all individuals who identify as AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders).

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 workshop series. 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. The first class is an introductory Taiko 101, and the second class will be the debut of a new program, Taiko 102! In Taiko 102, instructors will dive deeper into the curriculum and introduce the iconic naname slant stand.

No experience is necessary. Adults and kids at least 12 years old. Registration is required. Covid vaccinations, boosters, and masks are required.

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For this series, Portland Taiko is able to offer a discounted buy one get one rate for our AAPI community. Please choose a ticket price that is within your means, and there are also scholarships available. Contact for more information.