Film, Video Taiko Drumming in Asian American Los Angeles

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Title
Taiko Drumming in Asian American Los Angeles
Summary
Ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong offers a vivid introduction to the Japanese American and Asian American taiko scene in the greater Los Angeles area. Taiko is a contemporary form of ensemble drumming that is built on the foundation of traditional Japanese festival music. This new tradition is called kumi-daiko, or "group taiko," because taiko ensembles usually feature numerous drums of at least three different sizes played in a fast, loud, virtuosic, athletic style. Taiko is very old, but in most of the ways that matter, it is a modern, transnational, globalized, dynamic heritage tradition that changes by the day.
Event Date
June 29, 2018
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
1 hours 5 minutes 42 seconds
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