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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

They’ve Got the Beat

Apr 07, 2019 12:00AM

Taiko drumming may be a Japanese musical tradition. But that didn’t stop TaikoProject, the first American taiko ensemble, from winning the prestigious International Taiko Contest in 2005. Since then, the Los Angeles group has performed at the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and a host of other national media outlets and venues. Locals can see them pound out thunderous, synchronized rhythms on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. Tickets are $35–­$85 and may be purchased at