Taikoproject, an internationally acclaimed, Los Angeles-based band that performs traditional Japanese drumming and percussion, will appear at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Winthrop Barn, presented by the Methow Arts Alliance. Tickets are available at the Methow Arts office in Twisp, at Riverside Printing in Winthrop, online at https://taikoprojectwinthrop.brownpapertickets.com, and at the door as long as they last. Prices are $7 for ages up to 15, $16 for adults purchased in advance, $19 at the door, and $25 for reserved seating. Methow Arts provides free tickets to clients of The Cove and Room One at those locations. For more information, call 997-4004, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiakoproject will also appear at local schools — including Okanogan, Omak, Paschal Sherman Indian School, Brewster, Pateros and the Methow Valley — for several days before the concert.Taikoproject was founded in 2000 in Los Angeles by a group of young, emerging taiko drummers. They were seeking to create a truly American style of taiko, blending traditional forms in which they were raised with an innovative and fresh approach to the Japanese drum. The group first made waves when it became the first American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest, besting all of the Japanese taiko groups in the competition.
The group has performed and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Usher, Alicia Keys, A.R. Rahman, John Legend, Kanye West and others.