Updated Oct.1, 2016 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

It's All Souls Procession season, and Odaiko Sonora is preparing for our 11th year of particpation. You are infited to get involved -- doing the dance, chant, lanterns or just walking with us -- email info@tucsontaiko.org or call (520) 481-8003.

Our last Memorial Lantern-Making Happy Hour is Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30pm, at Takamatsu, 5532 E. Speedway.

Join us Sunday, Nov. 6 as we walk! Learning tools for the dance, chant and face make-up ideas are located on our ASP Resource page.

Our current All Ages Recreational Taiko beginners' runs starts Oct. 22 through Nov. 19, every Saturday from 2:30–4:30pm at our studio, Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall. Sign up below via Paypal, email info@tucsontaiko.org or call (520) 481-8003.

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! Try the first class free. If you like it, sign up for the 5-week session.


5532 E Speedway ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour. Decorate a lantern cover in honor of your loved ones. Lanterns will be distributed before the Procession on Nov. 6, carried along the route and covers burned in the Urn during the finale. Donation to the Nov. 4–6 All Souls Procession Weekend invited. Odaiko Sonora has headed the procession with our drum cart for over a decade. Join us for the walk, the dance and remembering. 5:30-7:30pm


Rialto Theatre

TEDx Talk: Desert Vibes, Exploring the Tucson Sound.



Yume Garden




Reid Park

Walk to End Alzheimers



5532 E Speedway

All Souls Procession

4pm assembly


Fellowship Square

Senior Discovery program




Tucson Marathon

4pm assembly


Tucson Desert Art Museum

In commemoratation of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 authorizing the incarceration of many Japanese and Japanese Americans, the museum will host Gambatte!, an exhibit by sansei photographer Paul Kitagaki from California.

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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