Updated Jan. 17, 2016 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

We're incredibly excited to be bringing UNIT SOUZOU to Tucson on January 30. Known for their fusion of taiko and Japanese folk dance, co-directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe present an intricate weaving of taiko, dance and theatre. Produced in partnership with The Rogue Theatre, 88: Hachi Hachi is a rhythmic journey investigating lineage, personal story and the space that exists between two people.

An extraordinary opportunity to experience world-class taiko in an intimate, theatrical setting! Tickets are $18 advance, $20 at the door, available at The Rogue Theatre box office, 300 E. University Blvd, by calling (520) 551-2053 or online at www.theroguetheatre.org

Taiko workshops by UNIT SOUZOU will be held in Phoenix on Thurs. Jan. 28 and in Tucson on Fri., Jan. 29. Email info@tucsontaiko.org for details.

UNIT SOUZOU's Toru Watanabe and Michelle
Fujii present
88 Hachi Hachi in Tucson on Jan. 30.

Upcoming Events

Date Location Event Time


1013 S. Tyndall

All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART). Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in and bring a water bottle. We take care of the rest!


300 E. University Rogue Taiko II: 88 Hachi Hachi with Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe. Tickets are $18 advance, $20 at the door, available at The Rogue Theatre box office, 300 E. University Blvd, by calling (520) 551-2053 or online at www.theroguetheatre.org. Download the flyer. Odaiko Sonora mini-matsuri pre-show 20 minutes before each performance. 2:30pm &


TCCC, 1288 W. River Rd Chinese New Year Festival. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Chinese arts and crafts, games, food and performances. Lion Dance at 1 and 7pm. Adults $2; kids 12 & under $1; kids under 5 free. Free parking. Odaiko Sonora performance time tbd. Download the flyer (250kb pdf) Festival runs noon–9pm. OS performs at 7pm (tent)


Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Chinese New Year Celebration. A fundraiser for the TCCC, $150/person. For more information contact 520 292-6900 or www.tucsonchinese.org. 5-9pm

 2/27 &

Heritage & Science Park, 7th St & Monroe, Phoenix Arizona Matsuri Celebrating its 32nd year! Odaiko Sonora performs on Saturday, time tbd. And cathc us as part of the All AZ Taiko Team both days at noon on the ASU stage. Call 602 262-5029 for more information. Download the poster (396kb pdf) Festival runs 10am–5pm each day. OS performs Sat. 10:30 or 11am


YWCA of Southern AZ AAUW Diversity lunch  

4/30 &

  Tucson Folk Festival (tentative)  


  Ash Creek School Residency  


TCCC Taste of Asia  


  UA Leadership Programs EQUISS teambuilding workshop  
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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