An exhilarating concert of Japanese drumming featuring taiko ensembles from across Australia and Japan. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy this one-off event showcasing the energy and love of drumming that the participating groups bring to the Australian taiko stage.
Special Guest: Hiro Hayashida (Japan)
Hiro Hayashida is an internationally-renowned Katsugi Okedaiko performer who was a member of Kodo for seven years from 1985, and has been recognized highly all over the world for his new style and his musicality.
Hayashida Sensei is an excellent performer, composer and producer and has an ability to create very difficult compositions even in the Taiko world. We are honoured that he accepted our invitation this year!
Fourteen taiko teams will gather in Melbourne in July to participate in 2018's All Australian Wadaiko Festival. This biennial celebration brings together taiko groups for workshops, masterclasses and the opportunity to participate in a performance that showcases what each group brings to Australia's taiko scene. This concert also includes a collaborative piece learnt and practiced during the Festival.