Taiko True Drum Players: Are they Rebels… or Refugees?

Taiko True Drum Players: Are they Rebels… or Refugees?

Taiko True Drum Players: Are they Rebels… or Refugees?

Or perhaps a bit of both?

You see, at one time or another, the members of Taiko True either auditioned for, or were part of, a more recognized and “traditional” (read: “more professional”) Japanese taiko drum corps.

Some Taiko True members still hold a simmering animosity toward this other drum group. But each of these drum players uses taiko as more than a good workout; they take out their anger, shame, insecurities and pain on those drums – and for some, Taiko True is more family than… well, their own family!

Meet two of the players. Up close. Right now.

CHARLOTTE grew up on the streets. A pivotal event happened to her at age eight – an event that led to a life of secrecy and is the reason she’s never gotten close enough to a man to become intimate. Why does she play taiko drums? Watch the video!

MICHAEL is a high-powered executive whose intensity makes him one of the best players in the group. But there are things that money can’t buy, and peace of mind is one of them. Watch the video for insight into his life!

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