We are excited to announce eight Japanese drumming groups will takeover the ANA Tidal Basin Stage on Sunday March 25 from 12 noon to 6pm among the cherry blossoms in Washington DC.
The Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin will feature six hours of blossom-shaking performances to honor the 50th year of taiko in the United States. Please swing by for a few minutes or a few hours of both traditional and modern performances from professional, community, and buddhist groups. This event celebrates Japanese cultural and artistic traditions, bringing the drama and power of taiko to new audiences each year. Memorable performances from previous years’ events included a fusion of taiko and African percussion, a hard-rocking Zeppelin cover, and traditional Japanese festival favorites.