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THE HEART OF TAIKO IN CALGARY

We are Midnight Taiko Kai (深夜太鼓会), a volunteer-run, non-profit group of Taiko performers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We exist to engage the public in music and Japanese culture as a meaningful part of their lives. We're driven by movement, learning and community, and aspire to musical excellence.

Beginning with two drums in a basement, we've grown to a full ensemble of performers with over 60 years' combined experience, and have performed at over 100 events across western Canada and Japan. Our inspiration comes from the rich and diverse styles of Taiko ensembles from Japan and around the world.

We share our passion for drumming at a variety of events using powerful rhythms, eye-catching choreography, and captivating energy. We also hold workshops and classes to share the power of Taiko drumming.

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OUR MISSION

To learn, preserve, and promote Taiko in Calgary and beyond

We believe Taiko unleashes the raw energy deep within us all. We strive to unify the body, mind, and spirit through one of Japan’s most vibrant cultural gifts to the world.

Come experience it for yourself!

OUR TEAM

Making magic happen on stage

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