March 4-5, 2017
San Jose, CA
The Taiko drum and three-stringed shamisen may seem like two completely different instruments, yet both instruments share what is called “tataki”. Though “tataki” simply means “striking”, the deep-rooted fundamentals of tataki is what connects both instruments together. This connection is why many taiko players are able to pick up shamisen with great ease, and vice-versa.
Taiko extraordinaire Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and shamisen master-dabbler Kyle Abbott are teaming up in California to bring you a taiko and shamisen experience like no other!