March 17 - April 15, 2018

NCBF Cherry Blossoms NCBF Cherry Blossoms

April 09, 2017



12 PM – 2 PM


Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Dekelboum Concert Hall, 8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742 (Map)




The Sakura Taiko Fest showcases a lively and dynamic lineup of Japanese-American drumming groups from up and down the east coast. It celebrates and explores Japanese cultural and artistic traditions and engages audiences with high energy rhythm and movement. In past years artists have covered popular traditional songs and also debuted fresh modern arrangements. Guests will also have the opportunity to try taiko for themselves.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus and is accessible by metro and shuttle bus or select free parking on campus.

The event is hosted by Miyako Taiko, a not-for-profit community group based in Takoma Park focused on strengthening its members’ practice of taiko, developing relationships within the taiko community, and broadening public knowledge of the art and traditions of taiko.