Taiko Legacy 18

December 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM

Tsukasa Taiko’s 25th year Journey

Presented by Asian Improv aRts Midwest

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(Please email tsukasataiko@gmail.com to be put on ticket waitlist.
No-show tickets may be released on day of performance)


Tsukasa Taiko celebrates the 18th anniversary of the Taiko Legacy concert and now we are back live at 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’s creative musicians – Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, and more!

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.

*Per Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago safety protocols, all guests attending Edlis Neeson Theater must be masked when indoors.

All attendees age 12 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination and ID prior to attending a performance and/or event in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater. Unvaccinated children under 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Masks are required for all visitors and staff. Performances and events will be made available virtually for those who cannot display proof of vaccination. For more information, please visit MCA safety page.