Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers are a Japanese style drumming ensemble based in Yorkshire. We regularly perform at various events from small private gigs to larger festivals, and ranging right through to full theatre shows. Our performances are energetic, exciting, dynamic and have theatrical and dance elements which make the shows as much visual as they are musical. Our main influence is from Japanese culture, folklore and festivals, but we are also inspired by other musical styles which results in our shows incorporating traditional Japanese rhythms alongside contemporary pieces composed by our group. We aim to promote Taiko drumming as a performing art and provide a professional entertaining show for all to enjoy.
Afternoon workshop in York on Sunday 19th August 2018
Tengu School of Taiko is running an afternoon workshop in York on Sunday 19th August from 1pm - 4.30pm. The workshop is open to all levels including beginners, and will be focusing on a piece passed to us from world renowned Taiko group Kodo. Booking is essential as places are limited! For full information, please visit the Tengu School of Taiko workshop page at: https://www.tengutaiko.com/workshops.html
Kaminari show at The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2018
We have been booked again for a show at The Great Yorkshire Fringe on Saturday 28th July at 3pm. Full details on our performance page. Last time we played at the Fringe, our show was almost a sellout, so don't miss out and get your tickets early! Tickets are on sale now on the GYF website at: greatyorkshirefringe.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587631
Forthcoming performances announced for 2018
We already have a list of performances booked for 2018, and new dates are being added frequently. Find out where we will be on our 'Performance' page HERE
TV interview for That's York channel (8th Jan 2018)
We were excited today about having a TV interview for 'That's York TV', followed by a radio interview with York based 'Two Rivers Radio'. Both covered our upcoming shows and highlighted our now urgent need for a new place to practice. <<< Here's the TV interview.
Double page feature in the York Press (5th Jan 2018)
We have a fantastic double page feature article in the York Press today to promote our upcoming theatre show! The article can be seen online by clicking HERE.