Uminari Taiko is Vancouver Island's first taiko drumming ensemble. Its mission is to share and promote the art of Japanese taiko drumming through teaching and performances.
Uminari is a Japanese word that can be translated as “roaring sea” – the sound of the crashing waves and the silence in between. It is a name that captures equally the essence of taiko and of our windy, wave-swept island.
Since its founding in 2002, Uminari Taiko has performed at numerous schools, festivals and holiday events both public and private functions, in Victoria and around Vancouver Island.