welcome to the kaminari uk website
Kaminari UK is a Japanese style drumming ensemble based in Yorkshire. We regularly
play at various events from small private gigs to larger festivals and everything in
between. We also do workshops for both adults and children, and have a lot of experience
running workshops in schools.
Our performances are both energetic and dynamic, incorporating traditional Japanese
rhythms alongside contemporary pieces composed by our group. The aim of the group is to help
promote taiko drumming as a performing art and make the Taiko experience accessible
The video opposite, is of our performance at the 11th UK Taiko Festival in Exeter, 2015.
It includes 'Oro Oro' (all shook up) written by the group and inspired by Jazz beats, and
Full day workshop on Sunday 7th August near York
A day of fun and energetic training is planned, with a chance to learn 'Gezan Bayashi', a traditional piece taught to us by Kodo! Don't delay in booking your place, as they go pretty fast!
Full details for the day are HERE.
PLUS, new lessons in York and Malton, starting in August, as well as intermediate lessons for those who
want to push themselves further! Full details HERE
Kaminari performing the new 'Matsuri' show at The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2016!
We will be performing our new revised 'Matsuri' show in the Turn Pot temporary venue on Parliament St, in the centre of York on Saturday 23rd July at 4pm, and Sunday 24th July at 7pm.
Full details and booking is on the Fringe website at:
Don't miss it!
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New Koto CD 'Kisetsu' from Michael Graham
Michael has collaborated with Kaminari for a few years now, playing koto and shamisen, and is a valued addition to our shows. He has recently brought out a new CD with beautiful koto pieces to reflect the changing seasons of the year.
You can find out more about Michael, and purchace his CD 'Kisetsu' at:
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