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Fubuki Daiko
PO Box 222
Station Main.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 1T1

Ph: (204) 943-2989
Fax: (204) 943-7196


Naomi Guilbert and Hiroshi Koshiyama at the Fringe Festival
- photo by RT Bucek

Hiroshi Koshiyama and Bruce Robertson at the West End Cultural Centre
Photo by Jerry Grajewski

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Fubuki Daiko
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Audiences everywhere are energized by Fubuki Daiko's (Blizzard Drums) high-powered style of Japanese drumming. The group's North American roots push the envelope of tradition to create a truly eclectic experience that is part martial arts, part meditation and all rhythm.

For Hiroshi Koshiyama, Naomi Guilbert, and Bruce Robertson, taiko is not just a performance art form but a way of life. Performing, training, and teaching year-round, each member has over ten years of taiko experience including four years of traditional Japanese apprenticeship under the watchful and highly critical eye of Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka, founder of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo and the father of North American taiko.

After performing at Carnegie Hall and leaving with their Sensei's blessing, the three core members relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba where they expanded into the five member professional touring ensemble that is Fubuki Daiko. The group has since gone on to electrify audiences in festivals, rodeos, bars, temples, schools, legions, hockey arenas, land fills and concert halls from San Francisco to Prince Edward Island with their innovative brand of 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. The ensemble is rounded out by Kimi Guilbert, who has trained with the group since its inception in 1995, and by percussionist Michael Stecky.

Listen to CBC Radio's Global Village and Out Front interview here