Thank you so much to all who attended our 20th Anniversary Taiko Extravaganza!


Making Waves 2014
Portland Taiko’s 20th Anniversary Taiko Extravaganza

with guest artists: Kalabharathi Dance Company

Saturday, August 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater, 400 SW Kingston Ave

Free to the public!

Thunderous drums of unity and dance commemorate our 20th year of artistry and innovation. Portland Taiko’s Making Waves 2014 will be a special performance encapsulating two decades of artistic work celebrating community, collaboration, innovation, and education.

Audiences will get a chance to revisit Portland Taiko’s first original composition, Amaterasu (Sun Goddess),plus longtime favorites and recent compositions. The full performing company and class members will reunite with several alumni performers,  weaving rhythm, melody and movement seamlessly together.  Joining us for the concert will be beloved guest  Kalabharathi, South Indian Dance group bringing their powerful and lively choreography to accompany the taiko piece, “HA!” Oregon Symphony violinist Lynne Finch will appear in a revival of the perennial audience favorite, Salmon Ghost Song.

Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket, and spend time with family and friends in the Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater for the Portland Taiko’s 20th Anniversary Taiko Extravaganza!