What is Taiko? Taiko simply means ‘drum’ in Japanese. Nowadays the word also means a contemporary style of drumming that has developed in Japan in the last 60 years. It has become a worldwide phenomenon in the last 30 years or so. Playing taiko is as fun as it looks but it is takes a lot of practice to do it well. Taiko spans aspects of fitness, percussion, choreography, and martial arts. Hitting the drum with power involves learning to move freely, not holding any tension in your body, and feeling the rhythm as well as hearing it. Taiko Centre East is based in Norwich, East Anglia. We run classes and workshops, and perform in a wide range of settings.
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