On Friday 29th June the Mounts Bay Taiko drumming group ‘Heiwa Tribe’ travelled to Exeter for the 8th Annual UK Taiko Festival.The event runs over the whole weekend with performances and workshops showcasing the best British Taiko groups, and features a top guest international band. This year Stanford University Taiko were the featured artists, and topped the bill for a jam packed Friday evening performance at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre. Tickets were sold out, and our own Heiwa Tribe performed 5th out of 9 bands. They played 3 short pieces, including an original piece ‘Language of the School’ written by Eden Backhouse and Sadie Sims and finished to rapturous applause.
We had a great weekend, returning to the Academy on Saturday evening after a great day shopping, eating and watching the outdoor Taiko performances on Exeter Quay. The band came back inspired, with plans already in place for their future development.