KYOMEI 2021: A NYC Taiko Virtual Concert

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Soh Daiko has joined with our fellow New York City taiko groups for a virtual concert.

This event will highlight the richness of taiko in NYC by showcasing our favorite performances and introducing new bonus content, all in support of a good cause. Throughout the concert, we will be fundraising for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a group based in NYC that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing. To learn more about AALDEF and to donate, visit: www.aaldef.org

Join us on May 8th as we come together to uplift our art and community! The concert will be streamed at 7 P.M. EST at: tinyurl.com/kyomei2021

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our current membership sat down with three very inspiring former members who shaped Soh Daiko from the beginning: Merle Mieko Okada, Teddy Yoshikami, and Jenny Wada.

Merle Mieko is one of Soh Daiko’s co-founders and served as our chairperson from 1979 to 2013. Teddy, a member of Soh Daiko from 1983 to 2013, acted as a principal choreographer, and Jenny, a member between 1983 and 2003, was a key composer of Soh Daiko’s repertoire.

We spoke about how taiko has inspired and empowered them as women, the role women have played in the development of taiko in North America, and more. Check out our highlights from that conversation in this short video.

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

We are heartbroken and angry. We recognize that the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are among […]

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