Thursday, May 23

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

One night only! Taiko Lab is your opportunity to experience original compositions, experimental melodies, and brand new rhythms from the innovative composers/ensemble members of Mu Daiko. Seating is first-come first-served in this intimate venue so be sure to arrive early for this exciting showcase.


Hikari soshite Kaze – “light and breeze” by Michiko Todokoro Buchanan

Yama ni idomu – “mountain challenge” – by Heather Jeche

Three by Jeff Ellsworth

Horizons by Iris Shiraishi

Bittersweet by Jennifer Weir (sanshin and taiko)

Tanko Bushi arranged by Chiaki O’Brien

A Foxy Day by Miyo Nakaoka (masked dance)

New for Mu Daiko:

Nankin Tamasudare – arr. by Chiaki O’Brien, Miyo Nakaoka and Cathie Van Danacker

Naihatsu – by Jennifer Weir, new arrangement by Cathie Van Danacker

Hana/Hiraita – two Japanese folks songs arranged by Miyo Nakaoka and Sue Minor