Updated Dec. 23, 2016 (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.

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 13th year at Tucson Marathon featured a record
number of drummers for our 5-hour taiko marathon.

Upcoming Events

Date Location Event Time

2/4/17
through
3/18/17

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.
Saturdays
2:30–4:30pm

 1/14/17

Pima Community College downtown campus, 1255 N. Stone

Tucson Japanese Festival. Formerly the Tucson Mochitsuki, or New Year's rice-pounding celebration, this will be the 4th year the Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition sponsors the lovely festival.

11am–3pm

 2/18/17

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.

10am–3pm

 2/25 &
2/26/17

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

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

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