- CROWDFUNDING TARGET REACHED
You did it! We did it! We all did it! Thanks to the support of the worldwide taiko community, we hit our stretch goal of 6000 EUR. Thank you! The campaign is still open until April 31st: so if you want an ETE21 T-shirt, Hoodie or drawstring bag, now is the time: These items will NOT be on sale in October. Click HERE!
In response to the support we've received through crowdfunding, we are committing to the extended schedule! That means official Expo program from midday Saturday to Sunday night, informal touristic and social time on Friday and Saturday morning, plus informal taiko jam and social time on Monday. In addition (yes there's more!), all ETE21 ticket holders will have free access to the regular practice sessions of select Hamburg groups in the week leading up to the event. There is still the capacity for us to pack more into the event (e.g. more floorspace or breakout rooms), so keep that support coming in!
- COMMUNITY SONG POLL: Now open!
The crowd have spoken and we have the initial list of repertoire for the Sunday community stage. The song with the highest number of votes on the 1st September will be the ones we play together! Click HERE to vote. Don't see your favourite on the list? Let us know.
We'd like to welcome kaDON | Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten on board as our latest official sponsor, joining Folke Schönhoff of Kion Dojo, ASANO TAIKO U.S., Inc, and The Asano Foundation for Taiko Culture Research. Thank you for your ongoing support of the European Taiko community. You help make this event possible!
- ZOOM Q&A SESSION: April 25th 7pm (CEST)
There's a lot of ETE21 information so far. It's confusing. We know.
So we're holding a ZOOM session to explain the concept of the event and answer any questions you have. Registration details in the next update 🙂
Corona reminder: We are 100% aware of the possibility of the event not happening this year for reasons out of our control, and we are also aware that your travel plans may be affected by reasons out of your control. The ETE organisers are committed to holding the in-person event in October unless regulations make it impossible, and will keep you all up-to-date as soon as anything changes! We are also committed to representing as many groups/players as we can in October, and will remain flexible during the year as to how you can take part - just contact us if you have any questions or concerns 🙂