Program and component
Engage and Sustain, Artistic Catalysts
Field of practice
Music and Sound
$160,000 over four years
Taiko Drums and Japanese Music Help Celebrate Nagata Shachu’s 25th Anniversary
Nagata Shachu, the only Toronto-based collective exclusively dedicated to taiko drumming, aims to broaden its audience, develop its market and expand its school.
Promoting an ancestral artform
Nagata Shachu is the only professional collective in the Greater Toronto Area fully devoted to taiko—the ancestral art of Japanese drumming—and Japanese music. Every year, the collective performs free open-air concerts as part of the Toronto for the Arts in the Park initiative. In the coming seasons, it will hold four large concerts per year, in addition to recording other ones to be disseminated online.
Sparking enthusiasm for learning
Nagata Shachu’s vision includes a search for partnerships, a tour across Canada and abroad, and courses for both beginners and experts through an educational program rolled out in schools.