On Monday, May 16, the Tampa Taiko Traditional Japanese Performing Arts Group visited Grady Elementary. The group played traditional Japanese drums and told stories. One story was about a group of two villages that decided to go to battle for scarce resources during a drought. Instead of a physical battle, the villages decided to have a battle of the drummers. The drummers from both villages played so loudly that the sounds provoked thunder and then rain, ending the drought and the need for war.
See below as the drummers perform and as Grady teachers get in on the act!
To learn more about Tampa Taiko, whose appearance was made possible by Hillsborough Arts Council, please click here: www.TampaTaiko.com