Welcome to Arashi Daiko’s web site!

If you have any questions that are not answered on our web site, please feel free to use our “Contact” form to send us an email and we will do our best to answer your questions. Enjoy your visit!

 

What’s New

Upcoming May shows!

The 2015 season has officially begun! We were warmly received and had a great time in Quebec City performing at the yearly Nadeshicon event. Thank you to Maxim and all the organizers of the festival for taking good care of us while we were there.

logo_accesAsie1Our show line-up continues as we help the Festival Accès Asie kick off their opening cocktail for their 20th anniversary this Friday, May 1st from 5-7pm at the café du Monument-National (1182 Saint-Laurent boulevard).  Come say hi if you are in the neighborhood!

We will also be helping out our good friend Julie 309Tamiko Manning launch her important production telling stories of second generation Japanese Canadians titled: The Tashme Project that will be presented at the MAI (3680 Jeanne-Mance street) from May 7-17th. Do check it out if you have a chance.

IMG_1979-001On May 17th, we will be back performing with our hard working students at the Montreal Botanical gardens (4101, Sherbrooke street east) for the yearly O-Hanami Flowering Crabapple tree viewing event.

Please see our performance schedule for more details on these and other shows.

We hope to see you out there!

2014 workshops

DSC_0219The 2014 workshops were a success! Thank you to everyone who participated for your interest and enthusiasm! We truly enjoyed meeting you all and hope to be able to see you again sometime soon.

Click here to see some of the photos taken during the workshops. Enjoy and until next time!

Registration for the October 2014 Taiko Workshops is now open!

Here are the workshop dates:
  • Friday, October 24th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (full!)
  • Saturday, October 25th from 9am to 12pm (full!)
  • Saturday, October 25th from 1pm to 4pm (full!)
Visit our Workshops & Classes page for all the details.  Looking forward to sharing our passion for taiko with you!
The workshops are now full. Thank you for your interest in attending. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please fill out the following form and indicate which sessions you would be available to attend and we will contact you should a spot open up. Thank you.

Free outdoor show at Parc René-Goupil

Continuing as part of Accès culture’s “Hors-les-murs” programming, Arashi Daiko will be performing outdoors again this Friday, August 1st at 7pm in the Parc René-Goupil, corner of Boul. Robert and 25th avenue, east of Pie-IX. Come and see us if you are in the area!

Thank you 1001 pots!

logoWe had a wonderful time up in Val-David last Saturday performing at the 1001 pots exhibit and want to extend our deepest thanks to Kinya Ishikawa, Jonathan and their family for their very warm hospitality. The exhibit is still on until August 10th, so don’t miss your chance to see and purchase some beautiful ceramics by amazingly talented local artists!

13th FIP 2014

Arashi Daiko is honored to be participating once again this year in the Festival international de percussions de Longueil. There will be a number of other great taiko groups and artists participating as well, so definitely come and enjoy this 13th edition of the festival! Schedule and other information are online here. Looking forward to seeing you July 6-13, 2014.

http://www.percussions.ca/?lang=en

Thank you to West Hartford!

Japan Festival 2014 hartford (86)Happy to have been a part of West Hartford’s first Japan summer festival! Many thanks to the organizing committee of the Japan Society of West Hartford for inviting us, the organizers of the Blue Back Square that hosted our performance, the Japan Consul and many supporters that made our trip possible. We enjoyed the crowd’s energy and enthusiasm, especially from the many young people attending our performance. We hope you will remember this energy and happiness and spread it around for many days to come!