Two people wearing red and black clothing and black headbands playing large drums with large wooden sticks.

One World Taiko

One World Taiko, founded in 1990 in San Francisco, is led by founding members Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki. OWT presents a contemporary style of Japanese drumming that incorporates dynamic and fluid movement. Their repertoire includes traditional pieces, which were taught to them by the world-renowned groups Kodo and Ondekoza from Japan, and their own original compositions infused with contemporary rhythms from their love of jazz and world music.

Artist Support Program 2006: Record a CD of original compositions for traditional Japanese drum ensemble with koto and shamisen.