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Fushu Daiko

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Performing "Fushu" at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Founded in 1990 by Charles and Yoshiko Cane, Fushu Daiko is a South Florida based, taiko drumming ensemble. We delight and energize our South Florida community through dynamic performances, concerts and workshops. And continually enrich our community by teaching the art of taiko, providing ongoing classes, held weekly, at the South Florida Taiko Dojo in Davie, FL.

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Yoshiko and Charles Cane were a couple who practiced traditional Japanese dance and theater. After seeing a taiko performance at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, the Canes began building taiko drums at their home in Plantation, FL and training with taiko masters Seiichi Tanaka, founder of San Francisco Taiko Dojo and Takemasa Ishikura, founder of Matsuriza and Orlando Taiko Dojo.

Our founding members always envisioned Fushu Daiko as a not-for-profit cultural arts organization that would serve the community through performances and educational outreach.  Their vision was realized in 2011, when founding members and newer performing group members created Japan Arts Inc., a Florida based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3). This milestone allows us to receive grants, sponsorships and donations that assist in providing community outreach workshops, performances, and school educational programs. Click here to support Fushu Daiko!

FUSHU FOUNDERS
(L-R) Yoshiko Cane, Yoshiko Carlton, Toshiki Yamaguchi, Kendall Colvin, Charles Cane, Hideki Matsuda

Thoughout our history we have traveled to and performed in Germany, Brazil, New York City, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, San Francisco, Seattle, and during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

Based in South Florida, you can find us at community events, festivals, workshops and schools. We offer team building workshops for businesses and professional organizations, concerts, interactive taiko demonstrations for schools, and are available for private events and gatherings. To request a booking: please click here! 

We teach at the South Florida Taiko Dojo in Davie, FL. where you can learn the art of taiko. We practice and train regularly with weekly classes available for adults. To sign up for a free 30 minute introductory class at our dojo: please click here!

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“Ben Miller and Jeff Hollen of Fushu Daiko thwacked out rhythmic drum pulses with tremendous vehemence, even clicking castanets, in a work in which Kaufman, with amazingly innovative imagination, has bridged a gap between polar extremes of culture. Stunning.”

James Roos, Miami Herald

“When members of the Fushu Daiko performance troupe take the stage, they bang their instruments with the force of their entire bodies, using a combination of martial arts, dance, and taiko drumming.”

Deirdra Funcheon, New Times Palm Beach

“As rhythmic pulsing reverberates throughout the Arena, this spirited bunch marches to the beat of their own drums!”

The Heat Experience Magazine, NBA

“They added dancers and fused other elements, like movement, while still keeping a formal concert format. It’s all about being in harmony with the elements....It’s a wonderful sensation”

Tal Abbady, Sun-Sentinental

“Bam!!! The first strike smacks your ears. The sound rises up through your chest, pounds in your lungs. Rat-a-ta-tat. Thud . Thud. Thud. It’s terrific!!”

Sonja Isger, The Palm Beach Post
Group in front of Washington Monument
2024: Sakura Taiko Fest, Washington, D.C.
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