Sawagi Taiko

Formed in 1990, Sawagi Taiko is the first all-women’s taiko group in Canada. Sawagi Taiko pools their common and unique experiences as East Asian women living in Canada and focuses their creative energy and ideas into a powerful expression that is always heard and can’t be ignored. As a performing group, they are looking to smash hierarchies and create an environment where all their members can initiate and explore their artistic visions. Performing at community and corporate events, as well as in various festivals across North America, Sawagi Taiko offers an alternative to the stereotype of Asian women as quiet and demure, and strives to encourage cultural connections among different communities.