We were fortunate to have the Mt. Shasta Taiko Drummers in Redding, two years in a row, for the ArtHop anniversary in July. What a treat! I am mesmerized by them every time. I’m not just in awe of the music. I’m in awe of the athleticism, strength and agility it takes to pound on massive drums, rhythmically, for hours.
If you “Get Outta Town” this weekend to Mount Shasta, you can experience the music and energy of our home-grown Taiko performers, plus guest Taiko artists from Portland and Stanford, at the 7th Annual Shasta Yama Festival.
A bit from the Shasta Yama website: ShastaYama is Shasta Taiko’s annual summer outdoor Taiko and music festival in Mount Shasta’s Shastice Park at the base of majestic Mount Shasta. ShastaYama’s vision and goals are to present Taiko in an advantageous setting and encourage original works to further development of the art of Taiko and music.
What: Shasta Yama, 7th Annual Taiko Festival
When: Saturday, August 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Shastice Park (Rockfellow & Adams Drive), Mount Shasta
Cost: $25 (18 & up), $20 (13-17), $15 (5-12), 4 and under free with adult ticket. Tickets available at the gate beginning at 5 p.m.
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Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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