We'll be launching this season with many bangs. School programs, taiko classes, our beloved Tucson Meet Yourself gig, and a host of special workshops attached to our participation with the 25th All Souls Procession. Odaiko Sonora is this year's Finale musical artist. We've developed chant, lantern-making and dance workshops in hopes our friends in the community will join us in commemorating our loved ones who have passed and celebrate our lives together.
The first event is a Japanese Vocal and Chant Workshop with Aki Takahashi on Sat. Sept. 6! We've commissioned a chant in the traditional minyo (Japanese folk) style from Aki, who will be one of our Finale guest artists. The chant workshop is open to all community members who wish to add voice to this year's ASP Finale.
After that, there's several dates for lantern-making and obon dance workshops to help you prepare to join us in the Procession on Nov. 9!
Look for taiko at Dietz K-8, Maxwell K-8 and Gale Elementary in the coming months. And mark October 11 for our annual appearance at Tucson Meet Yourself!