“Taiko Legacy 20th Anniversary”

Event Type
Event Description

This performance celebrates two decades of Asian Improv aRts Midwest’s most anticipated event of the year, “Taiko Legacy.” This annual concert is one of the largest taiko presentations in the Midwest and is built on the efforts of community activism in Asian American and Japanese American performing arts across the country. It is a conceptually diverse and dynamic musical performance full of original arrangements that pay homage to ozashiki (geisha chamber music), ohayashi (classical/folk/theater music), and matsuri taiko (festival taiko music).

Joining the performers of Tsukasa Taiko, a program of AIRMW, will be guest artists including long-standing partner Grandmaster Chizuru Kineya and Chicago Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima plus new guests: Japan and New York-based koto and shamisen performer Yoko “Reikano” Kimura and Japanese classical dancer Kanshichinao Fujima from Japan.

Running Time
2 hours
Dance Styles
Multi-Ability / Physically Integrated
Tap / Rhythm
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 397-4010