Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Odaiko New England

Brought together by the love of taiko, and the power of kumidaiko (ensemble Japanese drumming), the members of Odaiko New England seek to use the voice of the taiko to speak across the boundaries of race, class, culture and religion.

Odaiko New England (ONE) was founded in 1994, and began drumming in 1995. It is but one of a handful of taiko groups on the East Coast, and its members come from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds that reflect the rich cultural diversity of Massachusetts. ONE is a performing group that weaves the sounds and traditions of Japanese taiko with contemporary influences to create a constantly evolving and dynamic form. As a diverse group of individuals, we work together to exemplify the spirit of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), by harmonizing our creative energy, as well as to develop a unique Asian American cultural voice. As our name suggests, we hope to drum as ONE voice, and to come together as ONE.

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Additional Links: 
Video Sampler of ONE's work.

I Have Worked With

  • State: MA
    Date: 11/2006
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: musketaquid@emersonumbrella.org
    Phone:

  • State: MA
    Date: 4/2006
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email:
    Phone: 617-541-5380

  • State: MA
    Date: 10/2006
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: rprovostbgcc@comcast.net
    Phone:

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Morwen
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
29 MONTVALE AVENUE, #23
WOBURN, MA 01801
Physical Address: 
29 Montvale Ave., #23
Woburn, MA 01801
Last Name: 
Two Feathers
Phone: 
781-938-3786

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Music - Ethnic / World
Theater - Children's
Year Founded: 
2004
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Japanese
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Mass Cultural Council award recipient. Featured Mass Cultural Council Teaching Partners artist. Participant in YoYo Ma's Silk Road Project in Peabody, MA. Was selected to be one of the "Taiko 10" in the 2009 North American Taiko Conference in LA.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Taiko performance is well suited for outdoor and indoor venues. Some simple sound reinforcement in some venues is helpful for balance. Depending on venue capabilities, lighting can range from simple to elaborate. Details on request.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$600
Fee Range Maximum: 
$8,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
21

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults