Rhythmic Relations 2008
The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. Through these values, TAIKOPROJECT seeks not only to entertain audiences, but also to inform them about the history and integrity of taiko as an evolving art form. The Rhythmic Relations 2008 DVD features highlights from their sold-out performance at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, California, on July 13, 2008. Other featured groups in the DVD are the energetic youth group Kitsune Taiko, the irreverent collegiate taiko group Yukai Daiko, and the powerful adult group Bombu Taiko. The special guest artists for the concert were Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo, the first taiko group to form in the United States. Also included on the DVD are interview videos, behind-the-scenes videos, and other videos of TAIKOPROJECT's work over the last few years.
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