Past Performances & Events 2007– June 2010


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Dates are listed earliest to latest

2007 Event

Red Rocks Elementary School, workshop and performance


JAST Shinenkai at OS SPACE


Ha:san Middle School, a charter school for O'odham youth (Showcase outreach)


Pan-Asian Community Alliance Lunar New Year Banquet Fundraiser


Tucson Unified School District Lunar New Year concert at Tucson High Magnet School


Tucson Chinese Cultural Center New Year fundraising dinner celebration.

2/24 & 2/25/07

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan. Heritage and Science Park, Phoenix


Desert Diamond Casino Lunar New Year Celebration


San Tan Heights, Pinal County School District


Fox Theater, downtown Tucson. Southern Arizona Small Business Awards (SASIEs). Opening song


Vail Pride Day. Pima County Fairgrounds


Drexel Elementary Arts Day. 30 minute hands-on sessions with demonstrations.


Team-building with UA Library at Odaiko Sonora SPACE

4/12, 13 & 14/07

Funhouse Movement Theater In Concert. Two matinees & two evening shows at the PCC Center for the Arts.


UA Center for Early Academic Outreach, Sunnyside School District Workshop


San Manuel Jr/Sr High Workshop and Concert


5th Annual Japanese Speech Contest


UApresents Season Announcement Event at Centennial Hall


Marana Middle School workshop (Showcase outreach)


Parent Aid WE CARE event at the Pima Air & Space Museum


Raytheon Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration.


NAAAP cultural event and mixer at SPACE


Inaugural Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center


3rd Annual Southern AZ Taiko Showcase! Joining us are Phoenix's Fushicho Daiko, Tucson's Suzuyuki-kai MoGan Daiko and special guest San Jose Taiko at the Berger Performing Arts Center, ASDB


Vail High School graduation party


Tucson Institute of Percussion summer camp.


American Society for Training and Development—Greater Tucson Chapter. Team-building with taiko at Odaiko Sonora SPACE


Fenster Ranch Summer Camp, southern Arizona's longest running summer camp, for ages 5-11


Bistro Las Candelas Summer gourmet grill and entertainment series, benefit for Our Family Services


Taiko Ten Concert, North American Taiko Conference, Seattle


Bistro Las Candelas, murder mystery night


Green Valley Recreation special event


Tucson Meet Yourself


UA Residence Life Workshop, 150 college students


Pride in the Desert


UA Poetry Center Housewarming Festival


Marana Senior Center


Begin 5-wk Degrazia Elementary School residency


Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble workshops


Fools' Hollow. Provided soundtrack for Flam Chen's Japanese Ghost Story, in which a heroic young girl gets help from different good yokai creatures to fight the evil Vampyrat Yokai. 


Artsfest 2007, formerly Arts in the Park, the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council


YWCA Youth Forum on Race


All Souls Procession


Benihana Restaurant Grand Re-opening!


El Tour de Tucson dedication dinner

 11/16/07 Wingspan, Take Your Last Drag Show, smoking cessation awareness event

DeGrazia Elementary. Five-week School Residency program each Thursday and Friday through Nov. 16, with two concerts on Nov. 20

 11/26 &  11/27/07

Marana Middle School Residency


World Percussion Night, Crowder Hall. Free concert produced by the UA School of Music with UA World Music Gang and Batucaxé.


Tucson Marathon. An annual tradition, we help bring 'em to the finish line in the last mile.


4th Annual SoAZ Taiko Showcase. Our first all-AZ-group concert, featuring Odaiko Sonora, Suzuyuki-Kai MoGan Daiko, Fushicho Daiko of Phoenix, and special guest Tiffany Tamaribuchi of Sacramento Taiko Dan.

2008 Event

119th Rose Parade Tournament of Roses kick-off, “Passport to the World’s Celebrations” by Up With People. Pasadena, CA


Glassman Foundation Family Arts Festival. 40 minute finale for this full day of free family fun!

1/ 18/08

Stone Arch Creative Executive Training and conference performance.


Triangle Y annual team-building workshop for the UA Center for Student Involved Leadership's Blue Chip Retreat.

 1/25 &

Mythos. Odaiko Sonora performs original soundtrack for dances choreographed by Theatrical Mime Theatre's Rick Wamer at the Stevie Eller


Tucson Unified School District's annual Pan-Asian Studies Dept. New Year Concert


Tucson Chinese Cultural Center Second Annual Spring Festival: Celebrating the Year of the Rat.

 2/23 &

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan, Phoenix.


St. Gregory Meet Yourself


UA College of Education Conference on Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents


St. Gregory's Mindfulness Week Residency


Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School Residency


Laguna Elementary Celebration of Book Club accomplishment


Drexel Elementary Arts Day opening


Van Buskirk Elementary


Yoko Fujimoto, KASA (KODO Artsphere America) workshop tour.


Southern AZ Komen Race for the Cure


PCC West


Long Realty at the Tucson Zoo


SHIDARA at the Fox Theatre


6th Annual PCC Japanese Speech Contest.


UA Library Living the Future Conference


2nd Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival


Davis-Monthan Annual Luau


Ha:san Residency concert


A full-length concert and hands-on for the Rancho Resort community, 15900 S. Rancho Resort Blvd. Sahuarita


Private party at Pinnacle Peaks Savoy Room

 6/20 &

OTO Dance: Flying, Dance, Films III at the Stevie Eller Theatre, UA Campus


Fenster Ranch Camp


Jinsei Foundation Natsu Matsuri, Durango, CO


TPAC Grant Award Celebration, Temple of Music & Art


Rhythm Industry Review


Tucson Meet Yourself. This year we kick off the new Global Rhythms Stage in the Library Plaza, with hands-on workshops and performance. It's free, and it's Tucson!

 10/10 & 11/08

Funhouse Movement Theater at the Demeester, Reid Park. Two nights of live performance as soundtrack to this award-winning dance groups. Free!


Patagonia Fall Festival of the Arts. Free


Tohono Chul Park After Dark. Two 30 minute sets followed by hands-on with audience. Opening the new multi-sensory, touchable art exhibit.


UA Jr. Scientists Kids' Day at the UA Science Library. We'll do a 10 minute fanfare to launch the celebration.

 10/29 & 10/31

Blenman Elementary concerts. Four performances of "Asako, the Girl Who Saved Her Village" wrap up a 5-week residency including all 2nd–5th graders!


Korean community concert with special guests from L.A. at Rincon University HS


All Souls Procession. Once again, we'll accompany the Urn cart for the length of the Procession, with a brief performance at the Hotel Congress corner. A free, public Community dance workshop is Wed., Nov. 5, 5:30–7:00pm at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall


DesertView Performing Arts Center & Mountain View Country Club. Tickets $15, $20 at door. Call 520-818-1000


Congress St. Urban Block Party, starting at 6pm. Brought to you by the Downtown TucsonPartnership


SAAF World AIDS Day at Club Congress


Tucson Marathon. Our annual taiko marathon in support of runners of all ages, sizes and missions.


Rhythm Industry Review: Odaiko Sonora leads this quarterly recital/salon style event including, Theatrical Mime Theater, Movement Salon, Flam Chen, Batucaxé & more!


Mary Meredith School 2-day residency begins


UA Blue Chip Social Justice Retreat: team-building with college students.


10- week Van Buskirk Elementary School after school residency begins


2nd Annual Tucson Hispanic and Asian Chamber of Commerce Multi-Cultural Mixer


Koji Nakamura workshop


Tucson Women's Chorus


Vietnamese New Year at Our Lady of LaVang Parish


10th Annual TUSD Pan Asian Dept. Lunar New Year concert


National Collegiate Leadership Conference


Carnaval 2009. Batucaxé leads this festival of the season in Armory Park. Odaiko Sonora will be present throughtout, with spring festival traditions of east Asia.


AZ Matsuri: Festival of Japan. Heritage Park, Phoenix


Arizona Association of Student Councils State Convention


Rhythm Industry Review. Our quarterly exposé of what happens inside one of Tucson's most vibrant performing arts incubator spaces.


Women’s History Month celebration, DM Mirage Club


4th Avenue Street Fair: Odaiko Sonora will do short songs and demos at the Cultural Exchange Pavilion


7th Annual PCC Japanese Speech Contest, at PCC West


Southern AZ Komen Race for the Cure


17th Street Market. We'll do three 15 minute sets between noon and 2pm. Great market, great gifts, great spirit!


Senita Valley Elementary mini-residency


Parent Aid Child Abuse Prevention Fundraiser


5th Annual Lumies (Tucson Pima Arts & Business Awards), Temple of Music & Art


Southern AZ Korean Association Parents' Day event


Lea King's annual party


Access Tucson Parent College cable TV show


UA Blue Chip Social Justice Retreat. Team-building with a group of community-conscious college students.


Himmel Branch LIbrary, Tucson Pima Public Libraries. First in a series of "Big Drum Culture" lecture/demos at various branches of our excellent library system.


Wilmot Library


Nanini Libary


Rhythm Industry & Tucson Circus Arts 1st Annual Circus Camp. Two weeks of as much fun as a kid ever dreamed of! Aerial silks, stilts, creative movement and banging on big drums!


Rhythm Industry Review: featuring graduates from our 1st Annual Rhythm Industry Circus Camp!


Sahuarita Library (at City Chambers)


Arcosanti. Paolo Soleri's 90th birthday celebration, with Flam Chen and others


Mt. Turnbull Academy, San Carlos Apache Reservation


Madden Media team building workshop


Mission Library


Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) conference kick-off team building session


HocofFest 09: Solar:Music:Audio 30 minute set on the Hoco Eco-Fair Solar Stage at the Maynards/Historic Depot Plaza


Mesa Contemporary Arts Center Fall Exhibitions Opening Night


New 4-week Taiko 'tweens unit begins. See classes page for more info.


Intro to Taiko Workshop. See classes page for more info.


Rhythm Industry Review: featuring performers who call Rhythm Industry Performance Factory their home...


Bon Odori Tucson ASP Style. Subsequent practices are Saturdays, Oct 17, Oct 31 & Nov 7 from 12:30–1:30pm. See classes page for more info.


Intro to Taiko Workshop. See classes page for more info.


Lea King


Mary Meredith K-12 Residency begins


El Presidio Park, City Hall stage
Tucson Meet Yourself This FREE Tucson festival is a celebration of authentic cultural foods and the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona's folk and ethnic communities.


New 4-week Taiko 'tweens unit begins. See classes page for more info.


Berger Performing Arts CenterCenter for Spiritual Living concert to benefit the Center's building fund. Berger Performing Art Center 1200 W Speedway Blvd. Contact Britt Mbuthia


Introduction to Taiko workshops and beginning of 8-week Adult Recreational Taiko (ART) unit . See classes page for more info.


Johrei Center Youth Taiko Workshop


All Souls Procession


Southern AZ Koi Association

 11/20 &

Taiko Plus! concert with Thom Lewis Dance, Theatrical Mime Theatre and Batucaxé


Rhythm Industry Review: featuring performers who call Rhythm Industry Performance Factory their home. This Review focuses on the Feb. 13 Carnaval and concludes with a dance party featuring Batucaxé


Tucson Marathon


Solstice Party


New Year's Eve Tucson Children's Museum, First Night


1st Thursday Art Walk at Main Gate Square. On University Blvd. between Euclid and Park


Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year. Observe our Community Group practice at 10am. Join our free 11am public workshop and cheer us on at the 1:00pm performance.


AZ Blue Chip Program, Center for Student for Involvment & Leadership Retreat. Our 7th year working with this program to inspire and energize leaders of the future.


Beginning of 10-week after-school program at Van Buskirk Elementary


Vietnamese New Year, Tet at Mekong Plaza in Mesa


Carnaval: A Global Tapestry of Celebration, presented by Batucaxé. We do a 15 minute set at 11:30am and then lead the noon procession. Free!


Haiti Relief Concert at the Fox. Funds will be collected by the Red Cross and used to aid victims and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.


Matsuri: A Festival of Japan. Our 45 minute set is on Saturday at 3pm, but there's enough happening at Matsuri to warrant a two day visit.


Rattlesnake Elementary School. 50 minute performance for students.


Lyons Elementary. 45 minute performance for students.


UA International Pharmaceutical Student Federation (IPSF) fundraising dinner at TCCC


Southern AZ Komen Race for the Cure. We rally the participants in this annual event to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. We'll perform, then walk the course with our drums!


PCC Asian Heritage Month celebration at PCC West


Henry Elementary, student assembly.


PCC Japanese Speech Contest. One of our most cherished gigs because Odaiko Sonora and the contest have grown up together, through thick and thin since 2003. This will be our 8th year performing at the event!


Ballet Tucson fundraising dinner, catered by Ra Sushi


A Taste of Asia Festival. We'll perform, have hands-on activites, a table and sell yaki onigiri. Our performance is at 5:30pm!

  5/17 &
      18 /10

Mary Merideth K-12 Residency last week


ASDB in-studio residency


Mary Merideth K-12 graduation ceremony


EQUISS Social Justice Retreat


4-week Adult Recreational Taiko unit begins


Tucson Circus Arts Summer Camp 1st Session.


Waters Foundation STIS workshop for TUSD leadership


Sahuarita Library. Big Drum Culture, our 40 minutes lecture demo. Free


House of Neighborly Services 4-week residency begins.


4-week Naname style workshop for current OS students and members.


Tucson Circus Arts Summer Camp. Taiko, stilts, silks, poi, walking globe and juggling.


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