Kagemusha Taiko

KAGEMUSHA TAIKO  is a performing arts company, based in south-west U.K.  In addition to its outreach work in the education sector and the community at large, the company manages two performing groups:

KAGEMUSHA TAIKO GROUP has played in theatres, festivals and corporate events in Europe, Middle East, USA and Japan, including BBC Proms and the World Taiko Gathering in Los Angeles.

TANO TAIKO is the company’s adult community group.  This groups performs at festivals and other events across the south-west of England.

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Taiko Centre

THE TAIKO CENTRE is home to Kagemusha Taiko.  It is located on the campus of Hannahs at Seale Hayne, near Newton Abbot, easily accessible by road or rail.

The Taiko Centre includes a large studio which provides not only rehearsal space for the company’s two groups, but an excellent space for workshops and courses.

Kagemusha Taiko run a range of programmes, from a weekly drop-in for adult beginners, to weekend residentials taught by international taiko teachers and artists.  The Taiko Centre has also proved an ideal venue for visiting school groups, and for corporate workshops.

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Our Mission

OUR MISSION is to enrich people’s lives through the experience of taiko drumming, whether as participant, performer or audience member.

We create, perform and teach exciting, original repertoire, forging a new style of taiko here in the U.K.  Through our extensive training programmes for young people and adults, we seek to provide everyone with an opportunity to learn and perform taiko in a way that is appropriate for them.

We will help give taiko a national presence in the U.K. while seeking to improve understanding between cultures through international artistic collaboration.

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