Hinode Taiko, Canada's first multi-ethnic taiko group, was founded in Winnipeg to promote this thrilling Japanese performing art in the Canadian heartland. Driven by a passion for taiko, the group has built concert-quality drums, studied with the world's greatest taiko players, and created repertoire acclaimed by fans on two continents. Hinode Taiko audiences today are treated to an incomparable visual and sonic spectacle, made possible by 100 combined years of intensive taiko training plus superb athleticism. Hinode Taiko’s blend of driving rhythms, lively choreography and intoxicating energy speaks irresistibly to the heart and soul. The sheer joy of Hinode’s playing brings together listeners of all ages and backgrounds whether in school gyms, stadiums, midnight raves or concert halls.