Hutt City Multifest 2021 brings you Japanese culture through Taiko drumming by Taikoza Wellington.

By Jesil Cajes

WELLINGTON – Taikoza is a Wellington based Taiko Drumming performance group, dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of Taiko alive in the Wellington Region.

The group was originally formed in Hiroshima, Japan and has been based in Wellington since 1991.

Taikoza has performed at numerous festivals and events throughout New Zealand like Cuba Dupa, the Newtown Festival and the HighLight: Carnival of Lights festival, where they performed with a spectacular silhouette show.

Most of the rhythms played by Taikoza are from Hiroshima’s Taiko Hozonkai, handed down from generation to generation and never changed.

Taikoza runs workshops teaching those traditional rhythms as well as other contemporary pieces throughout the year.

For more info visit or their Facebook page Taikoza Wellington.