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One of the largest and the most progressive community taiko groups in the Midwest, Tsukasa Taiko releases their second CD, Gintenkai . Tsukasa Taiko presents some of the most comprehensive and creative taiko music from their repertoire as well as works by the 1970s Tokyo performing troupe, Gintenkai. Dedicated to strengthening the Chicago Japanese American/Asian American communities and contributing to the taiko drumming culture of the Midwest, Tsukasa Taiko maintains an international profile by performing around the world throughout the year while remaining an active, positive presence in the metropolitan Chicago area. The ensemble is led by Chicago’s premier taiko performer, Amy Homma.

Gintenkai Unity Performers
Eigen Aoki
Kioto Aoki
Miyumi Aoki
Warren Hidaka
Justin Mark
Kenji Negi
Kiyomi Negi
Koji Negi
Christine Nitahara
Michelle Nitahara
Tatsu Aoki

Special Guests:
Noriko Sugiyama – Ayutsubo Taiko, Japan
Grand Master Kizan Kawamura – Japan

Kizan Kawamura Shakuhachi
Miyumi, Aoki, Noriko Sugiyama Narimono
Tatsu Aoki Shamisen, Narimono

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