Taikoza brings Japanese drum and dance sound to Penn State Berks

Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement. They will bring their unique sound to Penn State Berks on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.


The Taiko is a large, barrel-like drum that can fill the air with the sounds of rolling thunder. Roughly translated, ?Taiko? means ?big drums??and that?s exactly what Taikoza brings, big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan?s rich tradition of music and presentation to create a highly visual performance. In addition to drums of assorted sizes, Taikoza incorporates the shakuhachi and the fue (both bamboo flutes) and the Koto (a 13-string instrument).

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.