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Hibiki

Hibiki

Taiko Drummers
Milwaukee, WI

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Biography:
Hibiki, which literally means "echo sound" in Japanese, is a taiko (Japanese drum) group based in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
Taiko is an ancient form of traditional Japanese drumming that has been involved in various aspects of Japanese culture and history over many centuries. It has functioned as a form of communication in the military, is played during religious ceremonies, rituals and local festivals, and has been incorporated into traditional Japanese theater (Noh and Kabuki). More recently, an ensemble style of performance called kumi-daiko, has become a popular art form all around the world.
It is our mission to promote interest in and understanding of Japanese culture through taiko drumming. Formed in 2009, Hibiki has been giving taiko drumming performances in various cultural enrichment events offered by schools, companies, and community organizations.

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