Taiko Legacy 18 – December 19, 2021
– Tsukasa Taiko’s 25th year Journey –
Tsukasa Taiko celebrates the 18th anniversary of Taiko Legacy concert with a world premiere presentation from the Edlis Neeson Theater at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This year’s special program features the youth and adult community members alongside National Gintenkai Project performers and Chicago creative musicians.
The resonating thunder of taiko drums, the precision of traditional Japanese dance and the delicately emotive sound of the Shamisen share the stage when the multigenerational Tsukasa Taiko performs a fascinating and highly entertaining mix of original compositions and arrangements in a broad range of musical styles from ozashiki (geisha chamber music) to minyo (folk music) to ohayashi (classical/folk/theater music) and matsuri taiko (festival taiko music).
Taiko Legacy and Reduction are programs of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and is supported in part by The Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, JCCC Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), The Joyce Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.