Japanese drumming in Western Massachusetts

Mountain River Taiko is the only Japanese drumming group in western Massachusetts. We are a multi-generational community group sharing our love for taiko in the Connecticut River Valley region for over 10 years. 



Saturday, July 20 @ Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (Springfield, MA): Springfield Dragon Boat Festival More Information 

Saturday, August 3 10:30AM @ Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum (Easthampton, MA) More Information

Saturday, August 17 @ Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (Hartford, CT): Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival More Information

Saturday, September 21, 2023 @ Northampton: Northampton Neighbors' DoozyDo Parade. More information

Interested in learning more about playing taiko? Mountain River Taiko offers a beginner program that takes a deep dive into taiko fundamentals. 

Add the thunderous sound of taiko to your next event! Mountain River Taiko is available for performances for a variety of locales, lengths, and budgets. 

Taiko fuses rhythm and movement; mind, soul, and body. Playing together brings people together. Try your hand at the big drums!

Mountain River Taiko is grateful for the support of the Mass Cultural Council through its Cultural Sector Recovery Grants program. 


Support us with a vote!

Vote for Mountain River Taiko (Florence, MA) for Florence Bank's Customer Choice Community Grant Awards!  Florence Bank is awarding a total of $125,000 to nonprofits throughout the region, based on votes from their Bank customers, and we would like to be among the winners! We need your support. Follow this link to cast your vote today: 

Vote here: https://www.florencebank.com/customers-choice-community-grants

Donate your car to support taiko!

You can donate your vehicle and support taiko in western Massachusetts! Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible.

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Donations & Merchandise

Help support community taiko in western Massachusetts-- Donate at the link below! 


** Merch purchases are intended for in-person sales only. Unless explicitly stated, we will not ship merchandise. 

All gifts to Mountain River Taiko, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.