San Jose Taiko
Taiko is the Japanese word for drum. In North America, this term is used to describe both the Japanese drum itself and the art of kumidaiko, ensemble drumming with Japanese drums. San Jose Taiko is a celebration of this ancient art, their music weaving traditional Japanese sounds with the beat of world rhythms. With San Jose Taiko, Japanese, African, Balinese, Latin, American rock, and jazz merge to produce an innovative contemporary sound and huge spectacle!
California Content Standards easily applied in your classroom:
- K-5.HI.CH.3: Students explain how the present is connected to the past, identifying both similarities and differences between the two, and how some things change over time and some things stay the same.
- K-12.AR.MU.3.0: Understanding the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of music.
- 6-12.AR.MU.4.0: Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of music and the performance of musicians in a cultural context according to the elements of music, aesthetic qualities, and human responses.
LESSON PLAN IDEA: Enjoy a Japanese-style feast! Students research and cook Japanese foods for a class party, complete with reports on each delicacy or special ingredient.
Visit the artist’s website at www.taiko.org.
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San Jose Taiko: Japanese Culture & Drumming
INCLUDES THREE VISITS TO YOUR CLASSROOM!
Your students will experience the rich culture of Japan in this dynamic hands-on workshop. Working with Sonoma County Taiko, students will explore the values of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility virtues embedded in Japanese culture through performance and visual art forms such as drumming, dancing and origami as well as other activities such as learning basic Japanese language in this mini-residency.
California Content Standards
- 5.HI.CH.3: Students explain how the present is connected to the past, identifying both similarities and differences between the two, and how some things change over time and some things stay the same.
- 6.AR.MU.3.2: Listen to and describe the role of music in ancient civilizations (e.g., Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, and Roman).
- 7.HI.7.5: Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:30am (Sold Out!)
60 minutesStudy Guide (PDF)
Education Programs On-Sale August 17, 2012 starting at 9:00am.Order Form (PDF)
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