Taikoza: Beginnings (CD)
Taikoza is a Japanese taiko drum percussion group formed in 1995 by Marco Lienhard in New York City. Several of the members have been members of Ondekoza for many years. The members of Taikoza have collaborated with Kodo, San Jose Taiko, SF Taiko Dojo, Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Kenny Endo Ensemble, Sawai Ensemble, Southern All Stars, Anthony Brown, James Newton, Mayuzumi Toshiro, New York City Opera and many more.
Included are songs from the concerts ranging from the robust, exhilarating songs on the large taikos, to very peaceful and beautiful and moving moments performed on the shakuhachi. Taikoza has performed in the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival, the Beale Street Festival in Memphis and numerous Asian festivals in colleges and communities on the East Coast