San Jose Taiko | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre

This event occured on Feb 02, 2023 and is no longer on sale.

7:30 pm

San Jose Taiko

Since 1973, San Jose Taiko has captivated global audiences and critics alike with the powerful sounds of the taiko, or Japanese drum. Inspired by traditional Japanese stylings and techniques, company performers express the beauty of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko, creating a vibrant, contemporary art form as they strive to connect people through cultural understanding, creative expression, and a collective rhythmic heartbeat. Performances are high-energy fun for all ages that gets hearts pounding and expands cultural understanding in an unforgettable way. Experience San Jose Taiko’s rich repertoire in a 90-minute concert set with creative staging and lighting design.

San Jose Taiko has become a world-class ensemble, performing extensively both nationally and internationally, reaching more than 75,000 audience members each year. By studying with masters of other traditions and cultures, San Jose Taiko has broadened and embellished this historical art form into a distinct performance style that blends the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin and Jazz and is often described as “dancing with drums.” Known for synchronized choreography, eclectic musicality, and joyful spirit, San Jose Taiko performances and instruction are sought throughout the world by taiko fans and practitioners alike.

“San Jose Taiko is a talented and passionate group. The drums were like both thunder and kisses—amazing, moving and theatric and full of passion.”