Updated Sept. 12, 2015 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

We're very excited fall is here, bringing beloved gigs, school programs and the promise of cooler weather.

Catch us for our 13th year at Tucson Meet Yourself. Our full Community Group takes the stage at noon on Saturday, Oct. 10!

Our next All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART) session begins Saturday, Oct. 17, 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!

On Sept. 12, Odaiko Sonora took the 2nd Saturday Stage for the first
time in over a year. The surprise finale with Pride of AZ cymbal line
AND Odaiko Sonora member Lani Villanueva brought down the house!

Upcoming Events

Date Location Event Time


1013 S. Tyndall

All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART). The next session begins Oct. 17. Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in and bring a water bottle. We take care of the rest!

  10/8/15      10/15/15

Takamatsu Restaurant, 5532 E Speedway ASP Lantern-making Happy Hours are back! Join Karen every Thurday in October to assemble and decorate lanterns in honor of loved ones to be carried in the All Souls Procession Nov. 8. Donations to ASP suggested. 5–7pm


Church St.
Tucson Meet Yourself. Rome and Karen's 14th year, Odaiko Sonora's 13th year bringing taiko to Tucson's favorite festival. Our set is on the Church St. Stage on Saturday at noon! The festival runs Oct. 9–11. Free and fun! noon


1013 S. Tyndall ASP Obon Dance Workshops. Obon dance or bon odori are traditionally part of the Japanese ancestor festival of obon. The dances are easy to learn and the more people, the more fun. Join us these Wed. evenings and Sat. afternoons to learn and practice Tucson's own obon dance. Then join us in the Procession on Nov. 8!

10/21 & 28 5:30–6:30pm

10/17, 24 & 31


1013 S. Tyndall ASP Lantern-making workshop at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory 1:30–


downtown All Souls Procession  


UA Poetry Center UA Poetry Center’s Family Days breakfast concert program. Activities are open at 10am for youth age 0-13 and their families. Then stick around for taiko in the Odeum space. Learn more about the program: http://poetry.arizona.edu/family-days 11am–noon
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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