Updated Aug 30, 2018 (Pretend you didn't miss a thing! Go to our News & Perf page archive.)

We're happy to announce Odaiko Sonora has been awarded contracts for academic year-long programs at Lillian Cavett and Henry "Hank" Oyama Elementary schools in conjunction with TUSD's award-winning OMA program. In addition, we'll be expanding our presence in southern Arizona with program in the Sierra Vistsa School District. Many thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts for their Arts Learning Collaboration and Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnership grant programs!

The next Ages Recreational Taiko (AART) session starts Sept. 1 as a 6-week beginners session. This session is unique in that students have the option to perform a song at Tucson Meet Yourself on the weekend of October 11-13!

Find out more about the Intro to Taiko and AART classes by calling (520) 481-8003 or emailing info@tucsontaiko.org.

Odaiko Sonora's Community Group rehearses

The Odaiko Sonora Community Group rehearses.


Date Location Event Time

9/1/18 –

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory (RiP Factory), 1013 S. Tyndall Ave

All Ages Recreational Taiko (AART). A 6-week beginners' session in which youtaiko basics and a song from our repertoire. Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in and bring a water bottle. We take care of the rest! Try the first class with no obligation.


School Residencies begin

Multiple school residencies begin! Funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, we'll continue our partnership with OMA Taiko in two TUSD schools, bring taiko to Eastpointe High School and the Sierra Vista School District!



Prescott, AZ

Team-building for Blue Chip Equiss Retreat



downtown Tucson

Tucson Meet Yourself is the oldest ongoing cultural festival in the USA. It runs Oct. 11 through Oct. 14 in a new location downtown. Odaiko Sonora performs on Saturday at 5pm on the Church Stage.


 10/4, 11, 18, & 25

Takamatsu Restaurant, 5532 E Speedway Blvd

Memorial Lantern Workshops. Decorate a lantern cover in honor of your loved ones. Lanterns will be distributed before the Procession on Nov. 5, carried along the route and covers burned in the Urn during the finale. Donations to the All Souls Procession invited.


 10/20, 24, & 27

RiP Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave

ASP Obon Dance Workshop. You can learn the dance in one session, but come to others for practice, work on costumes and the Procession Drum Cart. Donations to the All Souls Procession invited.

Wed. 5:30–6:15pm, Sat. 12:30–1:15pm



All Souls Procession




2nd Saturday Downtown



Green Valley CPAC

Odaiko Sonora in Concert!



Odaiko Sonora is a 501(c)3 arts education agency supported in part by your tax dollars, granted through Arizona Commission on the Arts (with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts) and the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (with funding from the City of Tucson and Pima County). Partial funding also comes from individiuals and corporations through Friends of Odaiko Sonora. Thank you for making us possible!

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