Odaiko New England

Japanese Taiko Drumming


Odaiko New England (ONE) was formed in 1994 and is one of the first taiko groups in Boston. By combining Japanese aesthetic sensibility with the American spirit, ONE has forged its own distinctive style and voice.

Artist Statement

Our aim is to make taiko a familiar art form to American audiences and encourage a greater appreciation and understanding of Asian American cultures. We believe taiko has the power to bring people together in harmony and community. In the spirit of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), we strive to drum as ONE voice.