Experience the thundering sounds of taiko!

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the drums are calling

From Japanese mountains to New Zealand shores, experience the journey of taiko

Taiko is the art of Japanese ensemble drumming, evolved from ancient traditions and infused with modern jazz and cross-cultural influences.

Come join us in celebrating the journey that is Narukami Taiko. From one woman's dream of unity, inclusiveness, and the desire to just play drums with friends, to Wellington’s largest performance taiko team. Named after the Japanese god of thunder and lightning Narukami is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Our path is one small part of the larger taiko journey through the centuries and around the world. This concert is a celebration of our team's past, present and future. It's a showcase of the taiko spirit that reaches out and grabs you with the sound of drums.

Performances are:

  • Saturday 27 July, 1.30pm

  • Saturday 27 July, 7.00pm

Prices*: Adult earlybird $22.00; Child earlybid $20.00; Earlybird prices available until 9 June. Standard prices - Adult $27.00; Child (12 years and under) $22.00 *Service fees may apply. 

Performance duration approx. 2 hours (incl. interval). Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. Tickets are for general admittance seating. See Ticketing T&Cs for the Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items


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Started by Jessie Gibbs in Wellington, Narukami Taiko has grown in leaps and bounds in just five years. The team now has over 60 members with 5 classes each week for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Team membership is diverse, open to anyone who likes to hit big drums. Members are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with newer members, which fosters strong friendships. Narukami also have regular workshops and performances out in the community, working with Tawa Community Education, local schools and The Argo Trust, as well as being a familiar sight and sound at community festivals.