Check out our new webpage devoted to our drums! Our drums are everything to us, and we are proud to own a wide range of equipment and professional-level instruments. You can also learn how we refurbish damaged drum heads on the page.
We ended 2016 with a private show for our friends and family who support our taiko habit throughout the years. Best wishes to everyone over the holiday season, and all the best for 2017!
For our last show of 2016, we were excited to attend the holiday party for the U of A International Student group. This is not the first time we have performed there, and every time we are happy by the warm reception of the crowd and the festive atmosphere.
Kita no Taiko will be at our favourite Edmonton event, Heritage Festival from July 30-August 1, 2016!
Here are our performance times at the Japan Pavilion, near the main entrance.
Saturday July 30 – 12:30, 2:30
Sunday July 31 – 12:30, 4:30
Monday August 1 – 12:30, 4:30
KNT appears in local newspapers after performing in Lacombe, Alberta for their annual summer celebrations. We are always happy to play in this welcoming, vibrant community, with a thriving twinning community with sister city Rikubetsu in Japan.
KNT will be joining the Edmonton Japanese Community Association in the first ever Summer Japanese festival. Thank you to EJCA for the invite, and for the chance to try Bon Odori drumming!
We really appreciate everyone who came to our Red Cross fundraiser. We raised $3154.72 to go to the funds for Fort McMurray and Kumamoto Japan. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the volunteers, the amazing performers, and the generosity of the community members. Thank you everyone!
Another Kita no Taiko tradition! Don’t miss this celebration of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, dance and music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, Japanese food sampling.
Come visit us Sunday, June 5th at 11:15 am and and 3:30 pm at the Devonian Gardens!
For more information, please visit the University of Alberta website! Hope to see you there!
We are happy to announce our next big celebration! On March 5th and March 6th we are happy to present The Beat Goes On: 30 Years of Kita no Taiko!
Let your imagination loose as the ESO explores music of fantasy and fiction. Voyage to worlds such as Narnia and Middle Earth, take a flight on the X-Jet or the Enterprise, then tour Hogwarts and Wonka’s Chocolate Factory before finally scurrying down the rabbit hole to this Never Land of fun and familiar themes.
Kita no Taiko will be portraying the story of Raijin, a mischievous thunder God bent on ruining the Matsuri festivities! Visit the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to buy tickets and experience this wonderful event!
A celebration of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, dance and music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, antique sword displays, Japanese food sampling, the Taiko drummers and more.
Come watch us open and be the finale for this celebration of multiculturalism in Canada!
This weekend we will be performing at the Saraswathi Society Fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. In their words “Art is a powerful medium to spread any message. For one day, artists in Edmonton will come together to show the power of their art in giving back to the community they live in”
Tickets are only $10 to see several of Edmonton’s dance and music groups perform!
Saturday April 4, 5:00, Campus St. Jean