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What we’re about

Queer Taiko, formed in 2013 by Kristy Aki Oshiro (they/them), is a multi-cultural and intergenerational group of LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies committed to building community, representation and visibility through Japanese taiko drumming. Based in Oakland, the group meets at least twice a month on Friday nights, and is always accepting new members and drop ins. No experience is necessary for most events. All equipment is provided.

Professional instructor Kristy Aki Oshiro is a queer, trans and non-binary 4th generation Japanese-Okinawan American and has over 30 years of taiko experience. Joining our group here on Meetup is free and all of our classes are sliding scale.

Check out this full recording of Queer Taiko's performance at Oakland Asian Cultural Center on June 26th, 2021.