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Wai Taiko – Japanese Drumming Show

Saturday, 23rd March, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wai Taiko Drumming are excited to present a Taiko drumming show featuring guest performer Kenji Furutate, a professional taiko player from Japan!

A Japanese drumming group based at the University of Waikato, Wai Taiko are renowned for their vibrant and dynamic performance style encompassing the fundamental elements of Taiko – power, rhythm and movement. A feast for the eyes and ears, Taiko blends intricate rhythms and choreography to give a truly incredible performance.

The group will be joined by Tokyo- based drummer Kenji Furutate who is visiting NZ to promote and teach Taiko. An internationally acclaimed performer, Kenji has represented Japan on a number of occasions including the Winter Olympics in Korea and the Japan Expo in Paris in 2018.

In this Hamilton concert Kenji will be supported by Marjorie Hsu performing on the pipa (Chinese lute) and the Hamilton Taiko group Wai Taiko.

Tickets are $15 (Door Sales Only) and under 16s are free.


Saturday, 23rd March
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Meteor Theatre
1 Victoria st
Hamilton, New Zealand