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.
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.
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
333 EAST 47TH STREET New York, NY www.japansociety.org
FEBRUARY 13 New York PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
LUNAR CALENDER FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 28 CPAC 2019 IN WASHINGTON DC
MARCH 08 THE HOLY CHURCH OF THE TRINITY
7:30 pm 316 E.88th Street New York, NY Ticket : http://www.eventbrite.com/e/japan-traditional-the-thunder-drumming-troupe-taiko-masala-ticket-56845769226
APRIL 27 & 28 BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN SAKURA FESTIVAL
Saturday at 1 pm J-lounge Taiko for families/ Sunday 12 pm at main stage For more info : http://www.bbg.org
MAY 04 Randalls Island CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Saturday at 12:30 pm & 2 pm check their website for whole event schedules and direction
MAY 04 BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday at 12:30 pm at Stone Avenue Blanch Cerebrate Japanese Arts & Culture http://www.bklynlibrary.org
JUNE 02 New York SUWA TAIKO GALA
10 am - 6 pm Concert at Hackensack Performing Arts Center Workshop available
July 14 Widow Jane Mine concert
3 pm ticket & direction http://www.centuryhouse.org
July 24 - August 17 MAZE
Wednesday - Friday at 7:30 pm Saturday at 7 pm & 9:30 pm Sunday at 2 pm
The Shed 545 West 30th Street www.theshed.org
AUGUST 10 MITSUWA SUMMER FESTIVAL
4 pm & 6 pm at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ www.mitsuwa.com
OCTOBER 6 TAIKO MASALA DOJO OPEN HOUSE
1 PM - 4 PM WELCOMING OPEN HOUSE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE WANTED TO PLAY TAIKO DRUM.
WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS FREE EVENT
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.
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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.
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
TAIKO MASALA DOJO
JOIN TAIKO MASALA DOJO DRUMMERS AND PERFORM WITH US IN FESTIVALS, MUSEUMS AND CONCERT HALLS.
SATURDAY SUWA & MASALA STYLE LESSON
BEGINNER 1-2 PM/ INTERMEDIATE 2-3 PM/ ADVANCED 3-4 PM
BECOME A TMD MEMBER TODAY. YOU WILL ENJOY GROUP LESSON LED BY OUR INSTRUCTOR FROM A TO Z.
AND JOIN TO PERFORM TAIKO AT ONE OF THE BIGGEST FESTIVALS IN THE CITY YEAR AROUND.
SUWA STYLE AND MASALATAIKO DRUMMINGGROUP LESSON. DRUM PROVIDED. LICENSED INSTRUCTOR.
FEE $20 A CLASS(55 MIN.)
DISCOUNT AVAILABLE WHEN YOU TAKE TWO OR MORE CLASSES IN A DAY.
SUNDAY RHYTHM CLASS NOV.3
RHYTHM EXERCISE FOR TAIKO PLAYERS fOCUSES ON MUSICAL ASPECT TO RAISE THE PLAYERS POTENTIAL. ACQUIRING THE BASIC RHYTHM SKILL CAN APPLY ANY MUSIC PIECE YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON. WE WILL DO MANY EXERCISES THAT HELP YOU PLAY TOGETHER WITH YOUR FELLOW PLAYERS AND IT WILL BRING JOY OF PLAYING TO ANOTHER LEVEL. NEED RESERVATION.
10 AM - 12 PM 2HRS CLASS FEE $30 ALL LEVELS 12 PM - 1 PM UCHIKOMI ADVANCED CLASS $20
TAIKO MASALA BROOKLYN DOJO IS LOCATED 781 KENT AVENUE BROOKLYN,NY 11205
MTA G TRAIN AT FLUSHING AVENUE OR CLASSON AVENUE
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY !