Fubuki Daiko Entertainment

Japanese

Fubuki Daiko Entertainment Inc. explores the limitless possibilities of the Japanese drum and flute. For over ten years, they have wowed audiences at concert halls, festivals, fairs, and bar mitzvahs across North America. Collaborations with a wide range of groups including the Northern Plains Ballet, Momentum Dance, the Acromaniacs and the Winnipeg Singers have continued to propel the groupís never ending quest for excellence and innovation in this ancient art form.

Co-founders Hiroshi Koshiyama and Naomi Guilbert each have over 15 years of taiko experience including a four year apprenticeship under Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka, the father of North American taiko. Koshiyama is the only Canadian formally trained in the art of the Japanese Lion Dance by world renowned lion dancer, Nosuke Akiyama. He has appeared in Philip Kaufman's feature film Rising Sun and performed on the film's soundtrack.

Their North American roots are combined with their traditional training to create a unique phenomenon that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance, and all rhythm. Humorous and educational narratives between pieces help to establish an immediate connection with audiences and demystify this ancient musical tradition.