SMU Taiko:

Japanese Drums in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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SMU Taiko teaches and performs traditional Japanese folk music using taiko drums and related arts. We are composed primarily of Saint Mary's University students as well as alumni and staff members.

We run a beginners' taiko drumming course each fall and we perform throughout the year at SMU and around Halifax.

Please sign up for our e-newsletter (click here) to receive news of upcoming performances and workshops. And be sure to visit us on Facebook.

Email us ([email protected]) if you are interested in having us perform or tailor a taiko drumming workshop for your group.



=> Halifax Shopping Centre - Marvel-Miniso Store Grand Opening

=> SMU Japanesque Festival

=> DiverseCity Festival, Charlottetown PEI

=> O’Regan Hall, Halifax Asian Heritage Month

=> Asian Heritage Month opening, Halifax City Hall

=> Akatsuki: SMU Taiko's 2019 Spring Concert

=> SMU International Night Gala

=> Halifax Mosaic Festival

=> Atlantic Canada Universities Japanese Language Speech Contest



"Standing room only. What a great show!" -- M.W.

"Wonderfully diverse" -- W.B.

"I really appreciated the flow of the show... building to the powerful ending" -- A.S.

"We were very moved and uplifted" -- K.M.