Tathra made taiko drums head west to the beat of Japanese tradition

Twenty-four Japanese drums hand crafted in the salty air of Tathra are being delivered to Western New South Wales today.

Above: A new taiko drum ensemble came to Baradine Memorial Hall. Funded by the NSW Government Community Partnerships initiative, 24 drums were make by Taiko Drum Works in Tathra, south coast NSW. Video by Noni Carroll. Courtesy of Moorambilla Voices Moorambilla Voices is an organisation that provides outstanding creative and performance opportunities to young singers and dancers across central and north west NSW. Moorambilla Voices gives children an experience that even kids in the big cities would love to have. They are celebrating our exciting 10th year this year and continue to encourage the wider community to support them into the next ten years via their facebook or website pages.

Ian Campbell of About Regional caught up with Luke Hamilton and Chris Korvin of Taiko Drum Works to learn how two local drummers with the Bega Valley based Stonewave Taiko have branched out to create their own taiko making business and how they have recently filled an order for 24 drums for a community group called Moorambilla Voices in Western NSW. Another great article with a local focus from About Regional ....... read on HERE

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