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Posts Tagged 2016

U of A International Students’ Holiday Party

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.

Animethon 2016

Once again we are happy to attend Animethon to perform for attendees. We participated along with other EJCA clubs to provide educational content on traditional Japanese arts and culture.

Kita no Taiko does Heritage Festival 2016!

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 in Lacombe, AB

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 does Natsumatsuri!

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!

KNT does EPL Summer Starts!

KNT will be at the Whitemud Crossing Library on Saturday July 23 at 11am and Millwoods Library on Sunday July 24, 2 pm 24 to give a performance with educational commentary about our group and the drums. Great for kids!

For more information, please visit here.

Thanks to everyone who made the Red Cross Event great!


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!

KNT does Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival 2016!

KNT does Kurimoto Spring Festival



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!


Edmonton’s Japanese drumming group building biceps, beats for 30 years


Pick up today’s Edmonton Journal to find Kita No Taiko fresh on the front of the Arts section!  You can read the full article here.

The Beat Goes On: A Kita no Taiko 30th Anniversary Celebration!

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!

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