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Onibana Taiko





We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Kwantlen, Katzie, SEMYOME (Semiahmoo) peoples or Nations. This acknowledgement is a reminder of the discriminatory, racist, and colonial practices that have had a lasting legacy, and continue to create barriers for Indigenous peoples and communities today. As LGBTQ+ settlers of Japanese ancestry, we would like to acknowledge our participation in these practices and reckon with the historical colonial actions of our families.  We recognize our present-day privilege as settlers in unceded Coast Salish territories and will strive to live in right relationship with the Coast Salish peoples. 

Next Event

NEW WEST PRIDE - Saturday, August 13 at 6:10

Powell Street Festival - with special guests on Saturday, July 30th at 5:15 (Street Stage)

Buy your Powell Street Festival from us here and the seller code is: onibana:


Powell Street Festival - Paueru Mashup on Saturday, July 30th at 1:5pm (Diamond Stage) LIVE


Roots, Rhythm, and Resistance:  Anti-Racism Symposium (in person and live stream)

May 23 8pm  at the Vancouver Japanese Language School


April 3 Rio Theatre (Vancouver) with Gamelan Gita Asmara



Onibana Taiko & Komezinganzo Troupe (Montreal, PQ) - "Big Drums with  Hearts  - Creating a Virtual Village of beats and melodies with Japanese taiko and Rwandan drums."  An ongoing collaboration supported by  Canada Council for the Arts.

Queer Arts Festival on August 7, 2021

Powell Street Festival on July 31, 2021

Bent On Art

on March 27th, 2021

We are so proud and stoked to be a part of Bent On Art this year.  See the poster for the lists of great programming.  We will be presenting Covid Sucks and WE LOVE YOU on March 27th. ASL Interpreting provided for Onibana Taiko piece.

 Link to Bent On Art - Music & Performance Showcase Trailer (

 Join Onibana Taiko on Saturday, March 27th at 6 pm. (please get a free ticket at https://www.facebook.