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Ancient Rhythms, Future Echoes

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is an in-person event!

Come join Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music Group for a free drumming concerts in Scarborough. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and bask yourself in the thrilling rhythms of taiko under the open sky. While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, Nagata Shachu’s principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko. Taking its name from founder Kiyoshi Nagata and the Japanese word shachu meaning group, Nagata Shachu, has become renowned for its exacting, physically demanding and energetic performances on the taiko. Their playing is the combination of unbounded spirit and passion with the highest levels of musicianship and discipline. Featuring an arsenal of thunderous taiko, bamboo flutes, the three-stringed shamisen and an array of gongs, cymbals, shakers and wood blocks, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.

Please note: Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to the health and safety of our artists, audiences and residents of Toronto. Although we hope we can be in the park together this summer, at this time Ensemble Jeng Yi awaits final confirmation from the City of Toronto. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event is subject to change, including postponement and/or cancellation, in accordance with provincial and municipal public health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information, please monitor our website for day-of changes to all events. For questions, please email


September 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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October 2, 2021
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Neilson Park (Scarborough)
1555 Neilson Road
Toronto, Ontario M1B 5Z7
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