Updated Nov. 9, 2014 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

This is it! The culmination of a year of work, tonight: The All Souls Procession finale rite, streamed live by Access Tucson:

If you're coming in person, you still have time to Learn the chant. We hope all 80,000 participants in this incredible community ritual will raise their voices with us as the Urn burns.



Tonight's stage...

The All Souls Procession stage being prepared


Upcoming Events

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Rhythm Industry
1013 S. Tyndall

All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART). The current session began Oct. 18. It's pretty easy to catch up, so you can still register online with the Paypal button below. See a list of weekly classes and rehearsals, all of which are open for observation.


25th ALL SOULS PROCESSION. For 10 years we've provided the heartbeat at the head of the Procession. Now we'll also be the music spirit group for the Finale! International guest taiko players, $100,000 of drums... and fire! Join us in this amazing community ritual commemorating and celebrating the lives of our ancestors and loved ones. Assemble at 6th Ave. underpass. Procession starts at 6pm


Oro Valley TUCSON MARATHON. Our annual taiko marathon in support of the runners. Roughly 5 hours of contiuous drumming from dawn to noon! 7am-1pm


2130 N. Alvernon Yume Japanese Gardens New Year Celebration time tbd


1013 S. Tyndall Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition Mochitsuki time tbd
Odaiko Sonora is a 501(c)3 arts education agency supported in part by your tax dollars, granted through Arizona Commission on the Arts (with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts) and the Tucson Pima Arts Council (with funding from the City of Tucson and Pima County). Partial funding also comes from individiuals and corporations through the Ralph L. Smith Foundation, Target, Toyota and Friends of Odaiko Sonora. Thank you for making us possible!

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