Triangle Special Taiko


Triangle Special Taiko is a joint program with City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department.
Location: Carolina Pines Community Center
Practice: Saturdays, 10am-11am
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2017 MDA Muscle Walk of Raleigh

Our Special Taiko members performed for the MDA Muscle Walk of Raleigh on September 16.  The video above was captured by Stephanie Lopez from ABC News Channel 11.

2017 Natsu Matsuri performance


Triangle Special Taiko from Shelley Staubin on Vimeo.


Taiko Workshop for Special populations with Triangle Taiko


Triangle Taiko and Raleigh Parks and Recreation and Cultural Resources collaborate to present a Taiko Japanese drumming workshop for individuals with special needs. Taiko is a very ceremonial and dramatic form of drumming utilizing traditional Japanese dress and rather large and loud drums. Participants will learn several simple rhythms leading up to a traditional style Taiko song. This is open to previous and new drummers alike. Individuals need to have some coordination, the ability to follow directions, a desire to play drums and perform, and be able to handle the loud volume level of the drums.

Dates: no workshop is planned at this time
Location: Carolina Pines Community Center at 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd Raleigh NC 27603
Dress: Wear comfortable clothes because there will be lots of movement
Cost: This is a free program.


Triangle Special Taiko in Japan

Triangle Special Taiko was invited by the Japan Taiko Foundation to participate in the Twelfth Annual Disabled Person’s Nippon Taiko Festival in October 2010. You can enjoy their adventures with the Triangle Special Taiko blog.



Triangle Special Taiko at Fletcher Park


On August 15, the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department presented The 2010 Sunday in the Park Concert Series featuring Triangle Taiko. The concert was held in beautiful Fletcher Park on a gorgeous evening. Triangle Special Taiko made a surprise visit to perform for the audience.