Taiko, or Japanese drum performance, is thrilling contemporary entertainment rooted in deep cultural traditions. Founded in San Jose's Japantown in 1973, San Jose Taiko has grown to become one of the premiere taiko ensembles in the world. Artistic Director Franco Imperial describes what it is like to be a part of this unique local treasure, and reflects on its greater role increasing visibility and understanding of Asian American cultures.
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Produced by Rick Bacigalupi