Since our founding in 2002 as Vancouver Island’s first and foremost taiko group, Uminari Taiko has performed in numerous theatres, concert halls, schools and parks for community celebrations, annual runs and special events both public and private. To each we have injected powerful rhythms, dynamic energy and lively spirit.

If you would like us to perform at an event large or small, please fill out the Booking Request form.

Upcoming performances

Cumberland 125 Anniversary, June 10

On Saturday, June 10th 2023 the Village of Cumberland will celebrate the 125th anniversary of their incorporation with a day-long celebration called BELONGING featuring live music, exhibitions, cultural performances, intergenerational events, art, lanterns, food and more! Uminari Taiko will participate in this celebration.

City of Langford, Canada Day Celebration, July 1

The City of Langford will be holding a Canada Day Celebration at Starlight Stadium. Uminari Taiko will be performing at 12:15 pm.

Port Hardy FiLoMi Days, July 15

Uminari Taiko will be performing at Port Hardy FILOMI Days celebration on July 15 at 2pm in Carrot Park. FiLoMi Days is a celebration of Port Hardy’s industries and culture.

Japan Fest, July 22

Japan Fest is the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society’s mini summer matsuri that is done in collaboration with FUDO Japanese Restaurant. It will be held at the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre in the courtyard out side FUDO. The event runs from 2-5 pm. Uminari will do an opening and closing performance. (More info to come.)

Saanich Music in the park, August 3

Uminari Taiko will perform at Cadboro-Gyro Park on August 3 from 6 -7 pm.

VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair, August 26

The VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair will be held at the Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. The Fair will run from 10 am to 4 pm. Uminari Taiko will perform at 10 am and 3:30 pm.

Dragon Boat Festival, August 27

Uminari Taiko will perform at the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival which will be held at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, 2940 Jutland Road. (Selkirk waterfront) Our performance time TBD.

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