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ERIC Number: EJ845425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
"Taiko Southwest": Developing a "New" Musical Tradition in English Schools
Hennessy, Sarah
International Journal of Music Education, v23 n3 p217-226 2005
This article reports on a project to establish taiko drumming groups in schools throughout the southwest of England. The project is funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music (YM) which aims to increase access to music-making activity for young people in the UK. Taiko is a relatively new phenomenon in the UK. In the southwest, Kagemusha Taiko, a professional company, has been performing and teaching for 6 years and has built a strong reputation in both. The current project is focused on the professional development of teachers in achieving the aim of establishing a permanent foundation for taiko in schools across the region. Thirteen secondary schools and two primary schools were involved, and taiko was offered as an after-school activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)