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CLIP 10170

Kagemusha Taiko – Japanese style drumming

Kagemusha Taiko – Japanese style drumming
Key Info
  • Kagemusha Taiko – Japanese style drumming
  • Duration: 03:45
  • Members of Kagemusha Taiko are learning to drum in a Japanese style. The sticks they use to hit the drums are called “Bachi”. Some of the different drums that they use are called Shime-daiko, Nagado-daiko and Oke-daiko. To play the drums you have to smile, keep your head up, stand in a strong position, make definite movements and keep going no matter what happens. You also shout at the start of the drumming and during the performance.
  • Subject:


  • Keywords: Kagemusha Taiko, drums, Japanese style, bachi, shime-daiko, nagado-daiko, oke-daiko
Ideas for use in class
  • A good example of Japanese style drumming.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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