Maui Taiko

A Tradition for Generations

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Maui Taiko, established in 1996, is a non-profit charitable organization created to perpetuate traditional Japanese folk songs and to promote taiko (Japanese drumming) music.

The informal taiko group that existed in Keahua has continued for nearly a century through five generations of the Watanabe family. The family founded Maui Taiko with the intent of perpetuating the Fukushima Ondo tradition and incorporating other forms of taiko music.
Maui Taiko’s performance schedule includes Maui bon dances on weekends from the beginning of June through mid September. Throughout the year, the group also performs at numerous cultural and community events as well as corporate functions and private celebrations.

Maui Taiko will be performing at the Children’s Festival, and the Japanese Festival.

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