Saturday, July 26, 6 pm

Shastice Park, Mount Shasta, CA


ShastaYama 2014 Special Offer for Local Children & Youth

ShastaYama 2014 has a special offer for children and youth who attend local schools - Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir, Weed, and McCloud areas.

Proof such as a recent student body card or report card or some official school identification must be presented at the ShastaYama Gate at Mount Shasta's Shastice Park on the day of the event, July 26.

A child who attends a local elementary or middle school and accompanied by a paying adult will be admitted free - one paying adult, one free child. A local high school student will pay only $10 for a ticket, and recent graduates will also be included.

Offer is only available at the Gate.

ShastaYama 2014 Guest Artists:

ShastaYama 2014 will be a special gathering of many of the leading artists and pioneers of taiko. Each year, ShastaYama is making history with the presentation of taiko's outstanding artists. ShastaYama 2014 will showcase a wide variety of music and art with original creative work that honors the traditions.

Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka is one of the most influential individual in the development of traditional and modern taiko. Tanaka Sensei is considered the "Father of American Taiko." Grand Master Tanaka has been honored for artistic excellence and authenticity and recognized by both American and Japanese governments. He and his troupe, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, have toured worldwide spreading the spirit of taiko.

Master Kenny Endo has been influential in introducing America to Japanese classical and festival drumming and is recognized worldwide for the use of taiko in contemporary compositions. Endo Sensei is the first American and foreigner to receive a "natori" (stage name & master's license) in "hogaku hayashi" (Japanese classical music). Master Endo has inspired new directions for taiko and is a recognized American taiko leader.

Masato Baba, Michelle Fujii, and Toru Watanabe are recognized as leading influential taiko artists and are perennial favorite guests at ShastaYama. They represent the new generation of taiko artists.

Master Kenny Endo and Shasta Taiko's Jeanne Mercer and Russel Baba started taiko training with Grand Master Tanaka. Masato Baba started taiko with Shasta Taiko and later trained and toured with Master Endo.

Michelle Fujii is the Artistic Director for Portland Taiko and with Toru Watanabe, Portland Taiko is influencing taiko's development with their extensive backgrounds in Japanese folk dance.

ShastaYama 2014 will be a gathering of a very special taiko family and a celebration of the taiko spirit.

SEE Calendar Page For MORE ShastaYama 2014 DETAILS

SEE Feature Page For MORE INFORMATION on ShastaYama 2014 GUEST ARTISTS