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There is no mistaking when New Mexico Taiko begins to play—the resonant tones of the drums working together can quickly fill any performance space and command the immediate attention of anyone in the vicinity. Taiko’s appeal is rooted both in its thundering drum tones and in the highly disciplined, ceremonial approach to performance that group members employ.

Although a self-proclaimed “garage band” in lighter moments, New Mexico Taiko has actually been around for quite awhile and has done professional performances at many prominent civic and private events in New Mexico. Sensei (group leader) Calvin Kobayashi began playing taiko over 20 years ago

For more information about New Mexico Taiko, please visit their website.

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