Sawagi Taiko · さわぎ太鼓

Formed in 1990, Sawagi Taiko is the first all Asian women’s taiko group in Canada. They are a multi-generational group of women of East Asian and Indigenous heritage, brought together by our shared passion for Japanese drumming. “Sawagi” means to “cause a commotion” in Japanese. With thunderous drum beats, stirring vocals, & martial-arts inspired choreography, they share the empowerment and exhilaration we feel through taiko with their diverse audiences. They harness the power of the drum to support feminist & social justice ideals. Their spirit, creativity and mutual respect can be felt both on & off the stage.