Who We Are
Kaminari Taiko enriches the lives of our members and audiences by learning, performing, and preserving the Japanese art of taiko.
Since the group's founding in 1996, Kaminari Taiko has expanded its cultural influence across Texas and the Gulf South. We reach thousands of people each year through concerts, festivals, and classes.
By fusing traditional instruments with modern rhythms, Kaminari strives to respectfully advance taiko as an art form, and to inspire audiences in Texas and beyond.
Arts for Arts' Sake
Many thanks to our collaborators Silambam Houston, Lee's Golden Dragon, and MATCH, and to everyone who came out to our benefit concert on October 21. Together we raised over $3,400 to help local artists continue their recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
Thank you all for your support of our Houston arts and cultural community. Together, we can recover.
Join our APAHM Tour
Our Thunderstudies will tour an educational cultural program around the Houston area in May to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're looking for community presenters to host our tour stops. Help us celebrate Japanese culture!
Keep informed on upcoming events, classes and workshops by joining our mailing list.
Give the gift of Taiko this holiday season!