Updated Jan. 18, 2017 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

2017 marks Odaiko Sonora's 15th year of bringing taiko to Tucson and southern Arizona! We've got exciting performances, programs and some surprises in store to celebrate. Come see Karen at The Rogue Theatre's "The White Snake" show, and mark your calendars for AZ Matsuri in Phoenix Feb. 25 & 26!

Our next All Ages Recreational Taiko session runs Feb. 4–March 18, from 2:30–4:30pm (with field trip and chance to perform at the AZ Matsuri on Feb. 25). Classes are held at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall. Sign up below via Paypal, email info@tucsontaiko.org or call (520) 481-8003.


Our 4th year at Tucson Japanese Festival, formerly
the Tucson Mochitsuki, celebrated the New Year .

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 6-week session.

 1/19 –

The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University

"The White Snake." OS Director Karen Falkenstrom will be playing music for the score of this play, based on the ancient Chinese tale of a magical white snake that comes down the mountain in the form of a woman. Tickets availableby calling 520-551-2053 or visiting The Rogue website.

7:30pm Th, Fri, Sat; 2pm Sat & Sun matinees


Tucson Mall

Chinese New Year



Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd

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.


 2/25 &

Heritage & Science Park, 115 N. 6th St., Phoenix

AZ Matsuri. A must see for those interested in things Japanese! Odaiko Sonora's 9th year performing. Don your yukata, grab your higasa, and join us for two days of fun!





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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