Kita No Taiko - Saturday 12:35 pm & 4 pm

Kita No Taiko

Kita No Taiko


  • Saturday, September 14th @ 12:35 pm
    Avenue Central Stage | 93 St and 118 Ave

  • Saturday, September 14th @ 4:00 pm
    Street Performance | Location TBA

Kita no Taiko (kee-ta no ty-ko) is a volunteer-based Japanese drumming group from Edmonton that has around 20 members. “Kita no Taiko” means “Drums of the North” since when we were formed in 1986, we were the most northerly taiko group in the world. Taiko is now very popular globally, and draws people of all backgrounds and interests. Kita No Taiko has a diverse membership of people who love the energy, physicality, musicality, and culture of taiko. Our love of this art form brings us together and allows us to share with the community. We perform regularly throughout the year at festivals, conventions, fundraiser, and other events, and can be seen annually at Edmonton’s Heritage Festival.

If you are interested in trying taiko, we hold beginner workshops, recreational classes, and children’s lessons. Information can be found on our website.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.