Photographs and Information about Taiwan's Culture, Nature and People by Rich Matheson

Ten Drum Festival 2011

The 2011 Ten Drum Festival in Tainan and Kaohsiung was an amazing five day performance with five drum troupes from three countries.

Japan’s Maidaiko Aska-Gumi Taiko Drum Group, Ten Drum Culture Village, Tainan

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Taiwan Culture Portal – 17 March 2011

Spectators are shaded by old Camphor and Autumn Maple trees as they watch Festival in Ten Drum’s new park located in Qiaotou’s sugar refinery, Kaohsiung.

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Japan's Maidaiko Aska-Gumi Taiko Drum Group, Rende, Tainan

2011 Ten Drum International Festival, Ten Drum Culture Village, Rende, Tainan, Taiwan

Father from North Carolina carries daughter to do a finger-painting activity between performances in Tainan’s Ten Drum Culture Village.

Wild Samurai Japanese Drum Troupe drummer

Ten Drum Cultural Village’s Buahinia flowers were in full bloom for the festival creating a great atmosphere for the crowds of new year visitors enjoying the drum festival.

Korean percussion troupe BALKWANG perform on a glockenspiel as they strive to create a ‘sound that radiates light’, Tainan


2 responses

  1. Mark

    Very Nice Pics! How does one find out about events like these?

    March 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

    • Banners around the city are a good thing to keep a look out for. I was alerted to this particular event by an editor asking me to cover it along with Nanying Folklore festival, otherwise I would never have heard about them. TFAC newsletters are also a good thing to subscribe to. I will try to let you know if I hear about any good upcoming events.

      March 19, 2011 at 4:04 am

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