Since ancient times, taiko – Japanese drums – has been used in religious ceremonies and formal occasions. During cultural and religious events, it evokes Japanese spirituality, which gives taiko an important part to play in Japanese traditional music.
The group Satsumasendai Odori-daiko was funded on January 1st, 1983 to share taiko with children and take care of their good health. Today, the group mainly includes young women in their 20s.
Satsumasendai Odori-daiko mainly performs in Kagoshima but also abroad. The group was spotted on Japanese TV, which drew the public’s attention.
Satsumasendai Odori-daiko attended Japan Expo a few years ago and they’re back to make you feel the rhythms of taiko with shows on the Sakura and Ichigo stages.
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