ShastaYama Taiko Festival Returns to Mt. Shasta

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What: ShastaYama 6th Annual Taiko Festival

When: Saturday, Jul 31, 6 p.m.

Where: Shastice Park, Mount Shasta (Rockfellow & Adams)

Tickets: $25 (18 & up), $20 (13-17), $15 (5-12), 4 & under free w/adult ticket
Tickets available here.

In the alpine beauty of Mount Shasta, a cultural phenomenon has taken hold. Taiko – Japanese drumming – is gaining popularity worldwide and has found its way to Mt. Shasta, CA. Twenty-four years ago, musicians Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer founded Shasta Taiko, and their taiko program has had a direct impact on the development of American Taiko.

On July 31, Saturday evening, at the base of majestic Mt. Shasta, the 6th annual ShastaYama Taiko Festival will entertain and inspire audiences with a spectacle of Japanese drumming, dance, and music. Last year’s festival attracted over 1,000 concert-goers, who experienced world class artistry in the dramatic venue of Mt. Shasta’s Shastice Park.

ShastaYama 2010’s featured guest artists are TaikoProject, Masato Baba, Michelle Fujii, Toru Watanabe and the always inspirational Shasta Taiko, led by taiko pioneers Baba and Mercer. Food and refreshments will be available.

The gate opens at 5 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating on the grass, and warm clothes and flashlights are advised for after sunset.

A Mt. Shasta Chamber-sponsored Event!

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