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Yamabiko Taiko is a Japanese-style drumming group based in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Composed of members of the community, Yamabiko practices and performs throughout the year.


The Pandemic has affected organizations everywhere, and Yamabiko Taiko is no different.   All our performances were cancelled due to the pandemic.   But there’s always silver lining to unfortunate event.  Throughout this pandemic, we’ve stated taking online live lessons!  Please read our GoFundMe page and why we’re looking for your generous help to invite our teacher to Kelowna!  We appreciate your helping us continue to operate by donating any amount!  You can contribute by going to our GoFundMe page.

You can also support by coming out to our performances.  Our live performances are organised by various organisations in town.  They also need your support to continue the cultures going!  Please come out and enjoy while you support local artists and groups! 



Beginner Practices (note: due to the pandemic, practices are suspended until further notice)

Yamabiko Taiko will hold a beginner practice about once or twice a year.   Beginner practices are for those who want to try taiko, and also for those who want to join the group.   We are currently planning to hold a beginner class in the summer of 2022.  Please keep check out website for the future class!  

You’ll absolutely enjoy this experience! 

Up Coming Shows in 2022:

May 28: Okanagan Sleep Wellness Fair, West Kelowna.   12 pm at Grizzli Winery

July 1: Celebrate Canada Day, Penticton  10:30am Gyro Park, Penticton 

July 1: Celebrate Canada Day, Kelowna.  7:500pm Kiwanis Kids Stage Kelowna

July 2: Scottish Festival & Highland Games.  Kings Park  Penticton.  Time TBA

October 1: Vernon TBA

More performance announcements to come! 

Author: yamabikotaiko

Yamabiko (meaning 'Mountain Echo' in Japanese) Taiko was founded in 2003 in Kelowna, BC, Canada. The Beginnings Yamabiko Taiko began with very humble and simple desires: purely to enjoy and play Japanese Taiko-style drums and be lost in their power and grace. With only a few members led by Eri Uchida, we were able to acquire our very crude but effective drums. They were homemade with regular packing tape and, believe it or not, cut-to-size sewer pipes (unused of course!) donated by the City of Kelowna. Weekly practices weren't even scheduled; the group gathered together whenever possible in the basement of a member's house. And so with this Yamabiko Taiko Kelowna was born! Who knew what was to come... Today Yamabiko Taiko Kelowna today, has evolved into a regularly performing group. Most performances are held in the Okanagan region of BC. Practices are held on Monday and Thursday evenings in the basement of the Kelowna Buddhist Temple. For more information, email us from the Contact page.

2 thoughts on “”

  1. Please let me know whenever you will be performing in the Okanagan. I just love watching you and haven’t seen you in along time.


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