Okami Taiko

Okami Taiko group photo

Contact: Desia Xiong
E-Mail: okamitaiko@gmail.com

Okami Taiko is an eisa dance group located in Madison, WI. Eisa is a dynamic festival dance originating from the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa, Japan. It incorporates taiko drums, dynamic movements and martial arts. In contrast to main-land taiko drumming, eisa dancers carry their drums on their persons at all times. Traditional eisa will include taiko drums, one or more sanshin (3 string instrument) players and a singer. Okami Taiko practices modern eisa, dancing and drumming to recorded music.