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Monday, May 28 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Inochi Taiko
Japanese Drumming

Monday May 28, 2012 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
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  • Biography Inochi Taiko was formed in the fall of 2003. The name Inochi, meaning “life force”, had a personal meaning to the founding members of the group since Taiko had been an integral part of each one of their lives starting at a young age. While growing up, taiko had been the life force or “spirit” which helped to develop leadership skills, artistic expression and other personal aspects of their lives. Even new members can appreciate these intangibles and they have also been able to grow in their everyday lives. Inochi Taiko is lead by Garrett and Tyrone Nakawatase who both have over 20 years of experience playing and performing taiko. Although they lead the group, all of the members push each other creatively to form a uniquely distinct sound and to play at a high caliber to entertain audiences.