ONDEKOZA TAIKO at United Nations
Ondekoza Taiko perform at Japan Earthquake Commemoration Concert at United Nations.
The Great East Japan Earthquake Commemoration Concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, New York, March 5th 2012, featuring Ondekoza Taiko and Wakumizu Kagura, and introduced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Ondekoza was formed in 1969 under the direction of its founder, Den Tagayasu. The group was originally created on the Japanese island of Sado, where a group
of young men and women gathered to follow
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the ideals of Den Tagayasu. Since then Ondekoza has expanded across Japan and the rest of the world, popularizing taiko along the way. They are widely recognized as one of groups to have set the groundwork for taiko as a performance art.