Performances

Celebration of 5 years iki iki TAIKO - Big Concert on 7th August 2021
Our celebration Concert - 5 years iki iki TAIKO on the 7th August 2021 in the evening - will take place on the summerstage of the ufa Fabrik in Berlin. Tickets are available here.

Commemoration Ceremony "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" - 6th of August 2021

One of our most emotional moments was to visit Hiroshima in 2019; to support this commemoration ceremony is a great honour for us. Like in the last years, the ceremony will take place in "Volkspark Friedrichshain" - close to the bell of freedom. Actualized informations can be found here: www.facebook.com/friedensglockeberlin

Commemoration Ceremony "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" - 6th of August 2020

One of our most emotional moments was to visit Hiroshima in 2019; to support this commemoration ceremony is a great honour for us. Although access is restricted to a small group invited only, the ceremony can be followed live - starting at 4:50pm: www.facebook.com/friedensglockeberlin

Japanese Festival on weekend 25th and 26th of January 2020

Like in the recent years, we will be playing again to support the martial arts group Kadeshi with our taiko rhythms at the Japan Festival 2020 in the Urania / Berlin: on Saturday and Sunday afternoon on the stage in the big hall. Die Trommler von Iki iki Taiko 4

Party to celebrate the very succesful Kanu-Team Potsdam on 24th of January 2020

Wow! We will support you from here;-)

Taiko at the MEX - Manga and Animé Fair in Berlin - 25th October 2019

A big thanks to the organizers of the MEX for this amazing video they made while our performance:

Karin Flora Hirsch and iki iki TAIKO at the Japanese House and Garden Lebek

On 18th October, we will play starting at 6 pm alongside with the possibility to watch the japanese Zen-Garden and the newest paintings in japanese style of Karin Flora Hirsch. Come along and enjoy: Oberhofer Weg 44 in Berlin-Lichterfelde.

Our performance at the ufaFabrik Boulevard 2019 - an insight

Taiko, Ondo and Mikoshi at the Parade Carnival of Cultures on 9th June 2019

Kashiwa-ren and a huge japanese community will again organize a Mikoshi at the parade; the carrying of the shrine (Mikoshi) will be accompanied by Ondo dances, japanese music, Singing and Taiko. 

Ondo Berlin on 1st June 2019

This year, the japanese summerfestival (Natsu Matsuri) with Ondo dances will take place in Ohlauer Straße 10, starting at about 12 am.

Hanami - Cherryblossomfestival in Teltow on 28th April 2019

Like last year, we will play at the cherryblossomfestival at about 1 pm where the former frontier between East and West - the wall in the South of Berlin - had been dividing Germans. Today you will find on the TV-Asahi Boulevard - between Lichterfelder Allee or Ostpreußendamm and Japan-Eck - about 1.000 Japanese cherry trees.

Hanami - Gardens of the World (Gärten der Welt) on 14th April 2019

Every year, in the gardens of the world- situated in the district Marzahn in Berlin - Hanami happens: watching and enjoying the cherryblossom - it is so nice to play there; alongside with a blast of a program, we will be playing at about 2:30 pm.

House warming party in the new Musikfabrik

Starting at 4 pm with miniworkshops on the different floors for kids and adults, you will have so many possibilities to choose between different kinds of percussion - so be on time to switch! Plenty of food and drinks will be offered until at 7 pm, a concert starts with (almost) all the groups who moved in this new house for music only.JapanFestival1

Japanese Festival on weekend 26th and 27th of January 2019

Like in the recent years, we will be playing again to support the martial arts group Kadeshi with our taiko rhythms at the Japan Festival 2019 in the Urania / Berlin: on saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 3:30pm on the stage in the big hall.

Moving into the "Musikfabrik" gets more and more concrete

mufa einladung richtfestYeah! We will move soon into the gorgious Musikfabrik near Station Sonnenallee in Neukölln. The super-sound check was an amazing experience - the rooms are particularly built to absorb the noise from the neighbouring musicians - a bit at least;-)

Japanese Art in a japanese Zen-garden and the sound of japanese drums

Karin Flora Hirsch , an artist of typical japanese painting, will show her work along with the project "Kunst im Kiez" in the japanese house Lebek, Oberhofer Weg 44 in 12209 Berlin aus. At the Finissage on 19th October 2018 between 4pm and 8pm, the sound of japanese drums of iki iki TAIKO will help to make the event really great!

European Karate-Championship on 22th/23th September 2018

We will be playing in the break about noon - the event is organized by Deutsche Traditionelle Shotokan Karate Föderation e.V. (DTSKF); the event takes place in the sports hall of the Rudolph Virchow Oberschule in 12679 Berlin.

Taiko at the Berlin Marathon 2018

Taiko bei km 41 am Berlin Marathonlike last year, we will support runners at km 41 with our rhythms and hopefully "carry" them towards their goal. At the corner Glinkastraße /Unter den Linden, we will play in collaboration with Berliner Morgenpost. The Berlin Marathon takes place on the 16th September - taiko too is starting early in the morning when the fastest drivers on their specialised wheel chairs will pass (they start earlier than the runners)!

Drumfestival Wodoscussion Saturday, 8. September 2018 in Woltersdorf

Alongside with several other percussion groups, we will play Taiko at about 8:40 pm on the forest-stage/Maiwiese. More information will be given here. At 10ish pm a Jam Session is planned;-)

Commemorating- day 6th August 2018...Magdeburg 2018

...to remember the victims of the atom bomb 73 years ago on Hiroshima and on 9th August on Nagasaki in the public park Volkspark Friedrichshain close to the Weltfriedensglocke at the Japanese Pavillon.

Have a look inside with this link.

 

Five years! Akaishi Daiko in Magdeburg

We were having so much fun to play with Akaishi Daiko to celebrate their fifth anniversary with an amazing taiko concert, with guests coming from all over Germany. The concert has taken place on saturday, 23 June 2018.

 

 

iki iki Taiko at Ondo Festival

 

 

 Ondo Berlin 2 June 2018  - Japanese Summer Dance Festival

Kashiwa-ren invited to their japanese summer dance festival at the Freie International Tankstelle, Schwedter Straße 262: Bon Odori with japanese dances, the Ondo dances, a lot of music and a lot of taiko. Of course ther were offered japanese dishes, too - oishi;-)
Thanks Moeko Yamakazi for joining us during your stay in Berlin - you are such an inspiration!!!

20 May 2018: Ondo Tänze and Mikoshi at the Parade Carnival of Cultures (Pfingstsonntag)

Kashiwa ren and mikoshiWe are so happy und excited! We have the oppurtunity to play back beat rhythms for Tokyo und Berlin Ondo dances and thus to be part of the Mikoshi-Projekts and the Kashiwa-ren Team at the parade of Carnival of Cultures (20 May 2018 in Berlin) - to be part of something that is bigger will be amazing - please let the sun shine;-))) We will be Number 32 of the parade starting at 12:30 with the first group Sapucaiu no samba.
Attention: this year, the parade is starting for the first time at Yorckstraße and moving towards Hermannplatz.

 

 

 

17th Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival - Hanami 2018

Hanami 2018

Sunday, the 29 April 2018 we played at the Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place every year where the former frontier between East and West - the wall in the South of Berlin - had been. Today you will find on the TV-Asahi Boulevard - between Lichterfelder Allee or Ostpreußendamm and Japan-Eck - about 1.000 Japanese cherry trees. Find more pictures here.

 

 

Our performance at the Japanese Festival in Berlin 2018

Japan Festival 2018

At the Japan Festival 2018 in the Urania / Berlin, we had been playing again to support the martial arts group Kadeshi with our taiko rhythms. Pictures to find here;-)

 

 

 

 

Berlin Marathon 2017Taiko Marathon Berlin


We had so much fun this year to play for hours and hours together with players of Taiko-Connection.

 

Our performance at "Kleinkunst trifft Garten" 2017

Our small performance was part of a new series of the Garden next to the former Airport Tempelhof: an alternating programme of different arts for about one hour. See some pictures here.

Our performance at the ufaFabrik Boulevard 2017

It was amazing to be part of the annual ufaFabrik Boulevard - taking place on the ufa Gelände.


See some more pictures of the event here

Our performance at the Japanese Festival in Berlin 2017

Find some pictures here. An insight to the festival is given with this film: