Daily Archive: July 19, 2011

In the alpine beauty of Northern California, at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, a cultural phenomenon has taken hold. ShastaYama — Shasta Taiko’s festival of Japanese taiko drumming, dance, and music — merges art and nature to uplift spirits and celebrate life.

Shasta Taiko will be celebrating its 26th year by presenting its 7th Annual ShastaYama Festival on Saturday, July 30th at Mount Shasta’s Shastice Park. Founding members of Shasta Taiko and the Festival, Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer, are recognized pioneering taiko leaders who are com