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River City Taiko

Sat, March 4th: 2:00pm

Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education

11810 Centre Street, Chester, VA

Formed in 2011, River City Taiko is a community group based in Richmond, VA, that plays traditional Japanese drums and related instruments. “Taiko” is the Japanese word for “drum,” and has also come to refer to a modern style of ensemble drumming. Many of the drums used by River City Taiko were built by the group out of barrels covered on each end with rawhide.

River City Taiko has been active in and around Richmond, VA, since 2011, providing both lessons and performances. The director, Alasdair Denvil, currently teaches the taiko ensemble at University of Richmond.