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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.

Our beginner practice for 2022 is over and was a great success. Stay tuned for news on a beginner practice for 2023.

You are welcome to watch us practice. Please email kelownayamabiko@gmail.com to let us know you are coming.

Upcoming Shows in 2022:

No performances are scheduled at this time.

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.

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  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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