Devon-based Kagemusha Taiko have toured in Japan as well as playing significant concerts in Europe and the USA, where they represented European taiko at the first World Taiko Concert in Los Angeles. This performance at TEDx Exeter heralds a series of concerts to be played over the next few weeks, culminating in a headline performance at the 12th UK Taiko Festival, at the Exeter Northcott Theatre on 1st July.
Besides creating and performing original taiko work, Kagemusha Taiko deliver workshops in a wide range of situations, from special programmes for business leaders to access workshops for the general public, from workshops in mainstream schools to sessions for adults and young people with special needs.
For the members of the group, taiko is more than just drumming. It’s a wonderful way to increase the global quotient of human happiness. Performers: Jonathan Kirby, Lucy Thomas, Pippa Kirby, Oliver Kirby, Michael Brailey, George Howe, Esther Pike, Kate Montagne and Victoria Rowledge.