ASAM 002. Taiko & Asian American Experiences
(Cross-listed as DANC 003 , MUSI 002C )
In this course we will examine the origins of Taiko drumming in Japan and consider how the tradition has developed in North America over the past four decades. We will discuss the role of Taiko drumming in the Asian American Movement, explore different styles of contemporary Taiko in Asian America, and gain basic drumming competency. Through the integration of academic and performance study we will consider and experience Taiko drumming as a prominent and dynamic Asian American performing art. Open to all students without prerequisite. No prior performance or musical background is required.
Eligible for ASIA, ESCH.
Spring 2023. Ouyang.
Spring 2024. Ouyang.
Catalog chapter: Asian American Studies
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/asian-american-studies
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