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The Thunder Drumming Troupe

 

Taiko Masala has thrilled audiences throughout the US with performances of Japan's traditional drumming - Taiko.
Founded by Master drummer Hiro Kurashima, Taiko Masala performes at concerts, festivals, museums and schools, in addition to its active teaching schedule.
By combining the training and discipline of Japanese martial arts with the precision and power of complex drumming, Taiko Masala brings visually stanning and breathless excitment to their performances.
Their arsenal of instruments, all hand made by the ensemble, range from small eight-inch hand-held drums, to five foot barrel drums, and features the giant 250 pound O-daiko.
Japanese instruments including Shakuhachi, Fue, Koto, and dancing add richness and color to their programs.

 

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Founder: Hiro Kurashima

Taiko Masala was formed in 2001 under the leadership and instruction of Suwa-style Master Drummer and Founder of the New York Suwa Taiko Association, Hiro Kurashima.  Based in Brooklyn, NY, Taiko Masala strives to carry on the tradition of Grand Master Daihachi Oguchi.  Grand Master Oguchi developed and introduced Suwa-style ensemble taiko drumming first to Japanese audiences in the 1950s and then to audiences around the world until his untimely death seven years ago.  Grand Master Oguchi’s goal was, and the intention of Taiko Masala and all the other Suwa Taiko Association teams in the New York Metropolitan area is, to spread the joy of taiko to as many people as possible.  Taiko Masala drummers—men and women of different ages, with different cultural, religious and music backgrounds; from different walks of life, for a wide range of personal reasons--come together with the intention to play well and share the joy of both traditional and contemporary taiko music with everyone. 

Members


 

EVENT

2018

 

April 21 randall's island cherryblossom festival

 AT FIELDS 62/63 NEXT TO THE URBAN FARM 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM  FREE FESTIVAL  MORE INFO @ www.randallsisland.org                       


APRIL 29 BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN CHERRY BLOSSOM FEST

AT CHERRY ESPLANADE 12 NOON & OSBORN GARDEN AT 3:00 PM   TICKETING AND WHOLE FESTIVAL SCHEDULES @ www.bbg.org


june 2  21st annual asian american heritage festival

AT KENSICO DAM PLAZA, VALHALLA, NY 4:30 PM  FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING 

 

JULY 15 WIDOW JANE MINE CONCET 3 PM

HOSTED BY THE CENTURY HOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY  FOR DIRECTION & TICKETING www.centuryhouse.org

 

AUGUST 4  MUNSON WILLIAMS PROCTOR ART INSTITUTE

FOR MORE INFORMATION www.mwpai.org

 

august 11 MITSuWA summer festival in edgewater nj

JOIN US AT MITSUWA'S ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL 11AM - 7 PM FREE ADMISSION WHOLE DAY FUN FOR WHOLE FAMILY. FOOD,GAME,MUSIC AND DANCE    www.mitsuwamarketplace.com

 

AUGUST 14 GARDEN AFTER HOURS AT BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN

FOR MORE INFORMATION www.bbg.org

 

OCTOBER 19 SUNY POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE IN UTICA NY

AT CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2 PM

NOVEMBER 10 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TAIKO FESTIVAL NY,NY

 

 

 2019

JANUARY 01 Mitsuwa Marketplace EDGEWATER, NJ

NEW YEAR EVENT 10 AM - 12 PM www.mitsuwa.com for more information & direction

JANUARY 27 JAPAN SOCIETY’S NEW YEAR PROGRAM

TAIKO RENTAL

For your events and performances, we have the largest selection of Taiko drums in New York area.  From 14 inch Shime-Daiko to 60 inch O-okedo-Daiko,including gongs and conchs, we have everything you need for your performance.

We take great pride in being part of the city’s rich and diverse music community.

Get a quote ; info@taikomasala.com

Booking

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Group lesson, drum provided, all levels.

Our professional instructor will visit your town, school, or event.

For our regular Saturday class, please visit CLASSES.

 

 

 

 

Space Rental

Our large 20 feet X 45 feet rehearsal space is for rent hourly or daily bases.

We are located on Kent Avenue, in the heart of South Williamsburg nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Nearest train stations; G to Flushing or Classon

Bus lines: B62, B54

 
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WEEKEND TAIKO CLASS AT BROOKLYN DOJO

SATURDAY

BEGINNER 1-2 PM/ INTERMEDIATE 2-3 PM/ ADVANCED 3-4 PM

SUNDAY(STARTING JAN.6 2019)

BEGINNER 1 10AM BEGINNER 2 11AM

REGISTER NOW. YOU WILL ENJOY GROUP LESSON LED BY OUR INSTRUCTOR FROM A TO Z.

AND JOIN TO PERFORM TAIKO AT ONE OF BIG CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVALS IN THE CITY IN APRIL.

GROUP LESSON. DRUM PROVIDED. LICENSED INSTRUCTOR. FIRST CLASS FREE.

CLASS FEE IS $20 A CLASS(60 MIN.)

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE WHEN YOU TAKE TWO OR MORE CLASSES WITHIN A DAY.

TAIKO MASALA BROOKLYN DOJO IS LOCATED 781 KENT AVENUE BROOKLYN,NY 11205

MTA G TRAIN AT FLUSHING AVENUE OR CLASSON AVENUE