ONLINE SESSIONS: Celebrate European Taiko with us all year!
In the lead-up to the Expo in October, and in response to your feedback and suggestions, the ETE21 team will be hosting virtual meetings throughout the year, showcasing European composers and their pieces. Taiko enthusiasts from around the world are welcome to take part, and to celebrate the voices of European taiko together! So join in, meet taiko players from around the world, and learn something new about taiko in Europe.
If you are a European-based composer and would like to share one of your pieces in the spirit of the ETE21, please get in touch!
For details and the current schedule:
MELIUS UNA: New course!
Thank you to everyone who joined Jonathan’s MELIUS UNA course! It was great to see so many familiar faces each week, learning and playing along together. We definitely can’t wait to play this on stage with you in October.
For those who missed the course, not to worry! Core Team member Jonas has agreed to run a four week course in GERMAN (with a slightly different structure to Jonathan’s English course), starting on Sunday 9th May. If you’re a non-German speaker and would like to learn the piece, don’t be afraid. Mel will also be there for English language support if it is needed.
Registration via Paypal:
Full Course (4x 75min)* | Single Session (1x 75min)
*50% discount on full course for those who attended Jonathan’s sessions. Check your email for details!
COMMUNITY SONG POLL: Current leaders
Keep those votes coming in! And remember, if you don’t see the song you want to play on the list, tell us to add it on! The top voted songs by the 1st September will be the ones that get played on the day, and we’ll try to fit in as many as time allows. Here’s the current top 5:
- Ready Set KaDON!, Shoji Kameda
- Melius Una, Jonathan Kirby
- Wombat Combat, Jonas vom Orde
- Doko Kara, Yuta Kato
- Mozamjam, Martin Doyle
To add your vote:
ZOOM Q&A SESSION: Reminder for Sunday 25th April!
Join us for a multilingual information and Q&A session on Sunday 25th April. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and give suggestions to the ETE21 organisers. If you know a taiko player who should be there, please share the registration link with them! Thank you, and see you then!
UPCOMING DEADLINES: Don’t miss out!
30th April – Last chance to support us through our crowdfunding campaign, and to get some cool gear in return. Exclusive Expo merch (supporter shirts won’t be on sale in October), signed DVDs, discounted LED bachi, online sessions with the Core Team: have a look and make a choice soon, some items are already sold out!!
1st May – Deadline for Concert Night performers. If you’d like to be a part of the feature concert on Saturday 16th October, get your application in soon! Any questions, please email Jonas.