Updated Nov. 24, 2015 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

We've had a blast this fall with residencies at Prince Elementary, and OMA Taiko at Cavett Elementary and Maxwell K-8. We rocked Tucson Meet Yourself and set the pace at the All Souls Procession, two of our most-cherished annual events. Rounding out the season, we were honored by visit from sensei Kenny Endo, who took time on his 40th Anniversary Tour to teach a workshop at our studio with Kaoru Watanabe.

Now, winter is upon us, marked by our annual taiko marathon at Tucson Marathon on Dec. 6! Cookies and wooly hats will abound!

Change being the only constant, our big news is that co-founder/director Rome Hamner will be departing at the end of 2015 to enter San Jose Taiko's audition process. We wish her the best with her new endeavor!

For 2016, we have several incredible projects, such as the Jan. 30 production of 88 Hachi Hachi by Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe.

We were incredibly honored by a visit from sensei
Kenny Endo on Nov. 18. Together with Kaoru
Watanabe, he introduced us to interlocking hogaku
rhythms that made our brains much bigger :)

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!


  Tucson Marathon  


  Cavett Elementary Informance  


PCC Downtown 3rd Annual Tucson Mochitsuki 11am–3pm


  Rogue Taiko II: 88 Hachi Hachi with Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe.  

2/27 & 28, 2016

  Arizona Matsuri  
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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