Miyake Intensive


  • Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center 950 Saint Johns Place Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States

Tsumura family from the Miyake Island is coming back to give a Miyake intensive again at KWTC!

KWTC is honored to present a weekend intensive study by the famed Tsumura family, keepers of festival drumming and singing traditions from the Miyake Island. The Tsumura family, led by father Akio Tsumura, is credited with teaching these traditions to the iconic group Kodo, whose signature piece Miyake, an adaptation of these traditions, has become a hugely popular piece, imitated by groups across the globe. The members of the Tsumura family have devoted themselves to share the enormous depths of their cherished tradition to the world through workshops and performances and KWTC is thrilled to host the Miyake intensive in New York.

Intensive Fee $500 - this fee covers all workshops, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch (home cooked, healthy meals with vegetarian option), accommodations (communal), transportation costs NOT included. Student rates available.

Starting Friday evening and lasting through early Sunday afternoon, participants will spend close to 13 hours, exploring every nuance of taiko drumming from Miyake Island: seemingly simple yet deceptively tricky rhythms, movements and cues as well as singing Kiyari uta and learning about the broader festival that takes place on Miyake Island. Healthy, home-cooked meals, drinks and snacks are provided as well as communal accommodations are all included in the fee (transportation costs to New York or to KWTC are not). Limit: 12 participants 

Please email info@taikonyc.com to sign up! 

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