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Guide to the Soh Daiko Archive Records and Videotapes TAM 634

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Erika Gottfried

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 28, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect inclusion of 2017 accretion  , August 2017

Descriptive Summary

Title: Soh Daiko Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1983-2013, undated
Abstract: Soh Daiko, founded in New York City in 1979 and was the first taiko group in the Northeastern United States. Taiko, a kind of traditional Japanese drumming used for ritual celebrations and festivals also became a contemporary performing art of mass drumming in the 1960s. Soh Daiko's performances blend movement and choreography with music; its repertoire includes traditional compositions from Shinto music tradition, adapting existing taiko compositions and performing original arrangements by its own members. The group has participated in local New York City cultural festivities, it has performed across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and has been featured in segments on public radio and television. The collection consists mainly of programs, press releases, and clippings documenting Soh Daiko's performances for every year from 1979 through 2014, and videotapes documenting some performances from the 1980s, as well as the group's visit to Japan in 1987.
Quantity: 3.75 Linear Feet In three records boxes, one manuscript box, and 1 half manuscript box
Quantity: 21 videocassettes
Location: Materials are located in the Tamiment Library.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 634