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On Ensemble — Taiko Drums


About the event


On Ensemble infuses the powerful rhythms of Japanese taiko drumming with musical elements ranging from jazz, hip-hop, and rock to Central Asian overtone singing.

The group is led by childhood friends Shoji Kameda and Masato “Maz” Baba, who combine their study and deep appreciation of Japanese traditional music with equally formative experiences as DJs, electronic music producers, and rock bassists.

Their fearless musical exploration expands the artistic range of these ancient instruments, producing some of the most compelling and creative taiko music today.

Copresented with Festival Dance & Performing Arts.

Adults: $18
Seniors: $15
Non-WSU Students/Youth: $9
WSU Students with ID: FREE
Group rate (8 or more): $14

Tickets may be purchased in advance at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at, by phone at 800-325-SEAT (800-325-7328), and at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office (open Mon-Fri 10-2; closes for university breaks and holidays). Convenience charges apply to advance sales at all locations except Beasley. The Daggy Hall box office will open 2 hours before the performance for will-call and ticket sales (subject to availability).

Free tickets for WSU students may be picked up in advance only at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office with valid ID.

Presented with generous support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; Washington State Arts Commission; and the National Endowment for the Arts.


WSU Performing Arts
(509) 335-8522