Kristy Oshiro is a professional taiko artist based in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area with over 25 years of experience. Founder and Artistic Director of the Tsubaki Ensemble, Queer Taiko, Creative Director of Placer Ume Taiko, instructor of San Mateo Buddhist Temple Taiko, and a vendor for Visions in Education Charter School, Kristy also teaches taiko drumming classes in many cities from Nevada City to San Mateo and is available for group performances, touring, collaborations, school assemblies, residencies, workshops, private lessons, original compositions, corporate team building, rearrangement work, and artistic consultation. (Photo Credit: Katharine Govea Saunders)

Original Composition: Earth & sky

Original Composition: Ha!

Performance with wiz khalifa

Upcoming Performances

Previous events

Jul15

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St., Yountville, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

May2

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

May2

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

May1

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

May1

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

Apr26

World Percussion Festival

San Francisco, CA

Time and location TBA.

Apr25

World Percussion Festival

San Francisco, CA

Time and location TBA.

Mar9

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School, San Mateo, CA

Mar5

Tsubaki Ensemble @ Woodridge Elementary

Sacramento, CA

Feb22

Japanese Taiko Drumming w/ Kristy Oshiro

Portola Branch Library, 380 Bacon St., San Francisco, CA

Come and learn about the Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself!

Feb21

Tsubaki Ensemble @ Robla Elementary

Sacramento, CA

Westminster Presbyterian Church

SOKO Taiko w/ All Voices Choral Project, 1300 N Street, Sacramento, CA

For Silenced Voices: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) VENUE Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street (13th & N), Sacramento, CA 95814 Westminster acknowledges and repents of all forms of genocide perpetrated on Native peoples in the name of Christianity. Westminster welcomes all people. Period. SONGS The goals of the music are to prepare the audience to listen and to realize interconnectedness. The goals of the concert are to teach us, inspire us, and mobilize us to action for the silenced voices of missing and murdered indigenous women. Central to the concert program will be personal narratives from those directly connected to MMIW, video and photos of MMIW, face painting of the hand print across the mouth (e.g. see photo below of Rosalie Fish who runs track to raise awareness of the epidemic of MMIW.  Rosalie's aunt is one of the many victims), drumming, flute, round dance, ribbon skirt and/or placement of red dress representing MMIW. Not invisible. Say her name. Silent no more.

Pinewood School

Kristy Oshiro & San Mateo Buddhist Temple Taiko, Los Altos Hills, CA

Katherine L. Albiani Middle School

Tsubaki Ensemble, Elk Grove

PSU Lincoln Performance Hall

Portland Taiko 25th Anniversary Concert, 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Portland Taiko’s 25th Anniversary Concert will feature current and past members, new works, and special guests Kenny Endo (Hawai’i), Tiffany Tamaribuchi (California), and the Kalabharathi School of Dance (Oregon). Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of drumming and community engagement! Tickets here!

PSU Lincoln Performance Hall

Portland Taiko 25th Anniversary Concert, 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Portland Taiko’s 25th Anniversary Concert will feature current and past members, new works, and special guests Kenny Endo (Hawai’i), Tiffany Tamaribuchi (California), and the Kalabharathi School of Dance (Oregon). Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of drumming and community engagement! Tickets here!

Upcoming Classes

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