Sunday, August 16, 2009

Taiko at Band Camp

Here is Sharon performing after a week of Taiko drumming class. I went to the first class on Saturday evening but the Zen Kutsu Dachi (warrior pose) doesn't work with the arthritis and it stressed my knee so bad for a short time I didn't think I would be able to walk back to the dining hall. Seems that I got so into playing that I wasn't aware of the pain in my hip and stress on my right knee until we started lifting the drums to put them away for the night :). Add Taiko to my post surgery things to do.

Margaret Goddard, playing the taped tire in front, brought Taiko to Lark Camp for the first time last year. Rick and Jan Babington are the instructors.

Taiko must be experienced live, in person. Our sound systems just do not move air anywhere close to what a bunch of big loud drums can move.

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