Updated May 3, 2016 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

We've had an incredibly busy spring, culminating in a well-received debut at Tucson Folk Festival and upcoming school residency performances.

This summer we'll be working in Ash Creek and Cochise, expanding outreach to rural communities and acquainting folks in southeastern AZ with taiko.

Our next All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART) session begins May 14, 2:30–4:30pm. Email karen@tucsontaiko.org, call (520) 481-8003 or use the Paypal link below to register. There's no time like now to get started on your taiko journey!

photo of Tucson Folk Festival performance

Odaiko Sonora and special guests Tiffany
Tamaribuchi and Susan Tanabemade a
splash at Tucson Folk Festival on April 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! Try the first class free. If you like it, sign up for the 5-week session.


  private birthday party  


  Opening Minds Through the Arts end of year showcase  


Tucson Chinese Cultural Center Taste of Asia festival. Odaiko Sonora performs a 15-minute set at 6:45pm. Please stop by the Takoyaki booth which will donate a portion of sales to our group! For more information contact 520 292-6900 or www.tucsonchinese.org. noon to 7pm


  Cavett Elementary School Residency final Informance 5:30pm


  Mawell K-8 Residency final Informance  


  Ash Creek School Residency  


Sierra Vista Cochise College Summer Camp  


  UA Leadership Programs EQUISS teambuilding workshop  

10/7,8 &
  9 16

Downtown Tucson Meet Yourself  

11/4, 5     & 6/16

Downtown All Souls Procession Weekend  


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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