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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC)

Celebrating the empowering art of Japanese Taiko Drumming through education & performances, to amplify imagination, uplift spirits, and build community for peace and joy in SE Michigan and beyond!


Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) 五大湖太鼓センター celebrates the empowering art of Japanese Taiko Drumming. Taiko is rooted in Japanese music traditions and continues to grow today as a global cultural arts movement that amplifies imagination, uplifts spirits, and builds community. We invite you to share in the joy of experiencing Taiko together and to explore the World of Taiko with us!
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Join as a GLTC Member to support our programs sharing the joy of Taiko arts in and from Southeast Michigan. GLTC Members also enjoy access to our program of online & in-person classes, community events, and Taiko arts resources, with a pay-as-you-can monthly membership fee. Learn more about our membership and classes...

Experience the artistry and spirit of Japanese Taiko drumming in the USA Midwest today as exemplified by our Performance Collective of GLTC members representing performing groups, including the Raion Taiko ensemble, Godaiko Drummers, and Tanoshii Taiko Tai (T3), as well as our A2 Taiko and BBK learning communities. These Taiko artists and students perform year-round in concerts, workshops, festivals and celebrations in our local communities and beyond, bringing a powerful and joyous energy to every audience. Meet our current Taiko performers...

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Eileen S. Ho

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News from Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC)

Updates on our activities and progress.

The Gift of Taiko: Drumming in December 2022

From the GLTC Blog:We appreciate Taiko as a precious ...
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Published on December 3, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho

Sharing in the Joy of #MIBON2022

What a joyful event we had at our MI Bon Summer Festival 2022 — thank you to all who supported us in preparation, promotion...
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Published on September 26, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho


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A Michigan celebration of the Japanese Bon Festival with Taiko drumming and community connection ...


Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is hosting the following events.

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Learn folk dances for songs featured at our #MIBON2022 Festival (the next week on SAT 9/24) at No...Read more

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Learn and drum with Japanese festival music from the Great Lakes Taiko Center.

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Opportunity to learn from amazing guest Taiko artist Kenny Endo from the Taiko Center of the Paci...Read more

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GLTC Taiko Collective performs as part of the 2022 Japan Culture Festival at the University of Mi...Read more

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Thank you for supporting Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC).

Eileen S. Ho

Let's Drum & Dream together!

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Kyle Nakamoto

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Today’s balance

$506.28 USD

Total income

$1,132.28 USD

Total disbursed

$626.00 USD

Estimated annual budget

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