Event Title

Taiko Drumming in the Northeastern United States: Transmission, Innovation and Power

Presenter Information

Galen Rogers

Location

Science Center, A154

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 2:30 PM

Abstract

Most scholarship on American taiko, or Japanese ensemble drumming, concerns itself with the original performing groups, which were founded within Japanese-American communities. This study explores how taiko is changing as it spreads across the U.S. Through literary research, interviews with the founders of the first taiko groups in the Northeast, and my own taiko experience in San Francisco and Oberlin, I seek to frame Northeastern taiko as an integral and evolving part of the American taiko community.

Notes

Session I, Panel 1: Listening in: Case Studies of Musical Form and Historical Change
Moderator: Charles McGuire, Professor of Musicology

Major

Musical Studies

Advisor(s)

Jennifer Fraser, Ethnomusicology

Project Mentor(s)

Paul Cox, Musicology

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM Apr 27th, 2:30 PM

Taiko Drumming in the Northeastern United States: Transmission, Innovation and Power

Science Center, A154

Most scholarship on American taiko, or Japanese ensemble drumming, concerns itself with the original performing groups, which were founded within Japanese-American communities. This study explores how taiko is changing as it spreads across the U.S. Through literary research, interviews with the founders of the first taiko groups in the Northeast, and my own taiko experience in San Francisco and Oberlin, I seek to frame Northeastern taiko as an integral and evolving part of the American taiko community.