Updated April 10, 2018 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

The internationally acclaimed taiko ensemble TAO returns to the Fox Tucson Theatre on Tues., April 24 at 6:30pm with their new show Drum Heart. Through a unique partnership with the Fox, we're able to offer Odaiko Sonora fans and friends (that’s you!) discounted tickets ($25 instead of $37). Buy online at Fox website or call the box office (520) 547-3040. Discount ticket code is  “ODAIKOSONORA” (all caps).

Our next All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART) session is 5 weeks long, starting April 21 and running through May 20, 2018. You'll learn rudiments of taiko, a song from Odaiko Sonora’s repertoire, and drills to hone your new skills. Register on our website’s “What's Current” page, by calling (520) 481-8003 or emailing info@tucsontaiko.org.

Karen and Nicole (pictured with Tamaribuchi sensei
in 2016) are on their annual pilgrimage to Sado Island
to participate in the Kasuga Ondeko Matsuri. Follow the OS
Facebook page, or visit the YouTube channel Nicole made
so OMA taiko students can follow our Japan adventure!


Date Location Event Time

3/3/18 –

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave

All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART). A 6-week beginners' session in which youtaiko basics and a song from our repertoire. Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in and bring a water bottle. We take care of the rest! Try the first class with no obligation.


St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Nicole flies to Minnesota to perform ondeko at the Ens? Daiko concert and take part in the Women in Taiko panel discussion. Read more



1013 S. Tyndall

Rincon Country RV Resort Workshop



Sado Island, Japan

Karen and Nicole will be in Japan for the annual Kasuga Omatsuri!



140 N Main Ave

Tucson Museum of Art. We perform every 40 mintues as part of the Opening Party of Garden in the Galleries

5, 5:40, 6:20, 7, 7:40pm


1013 S. Tyndall

Teambuilding for CFSA




Ash Creek School Residency




Tucson Folk Festival



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 Friends of Odaiko Sonora. Thank you for making us possible!

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