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PART IV
HARU: Looking Forward to Spring - February 28, 2021

As the daylight lingers longer, and I begin to feel warmth from the sun on my skin, I am grateful to live in such a beautiful home and experience a full range of colors and seasons.

This project has been such a learning experience, and I am so sad this is the last installment of our virtual four-part mini-series! This project was created entirely virtually, with all of the performances filmed individually and edited together post-production.

I am so grateful to have worked with such wonderful artists and friends, and can’t wait for the next project, coming soon!

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

-Marc Vantol

Calgary’s Japanese Taiko Drum Performance Ensemble, Yama no Oto presents YUKI, a virtual celebration of snow and winter in Calgary. Starting with HATSU YUKI (the peaceful first snowfall of the season) and ending with HARU (looking forward to Springtime), Yama no Oto will perform taiko drums, shamisen, shinobue, and other percussion instruments to celebrate winter. Please tune into our social media channels and to Chinook Blast for these special winter taiko performances!

We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Performances were filmed individually on location in Calgary, Cochrane, Kananaskis, and Lethbridge according to public health guidelines at the time of filming.

Feb 22, 2021: HATSU YUKI, The First Snowfall
Feb 24, 2021: FUBUKI, Snowstorm
Feb 26, 2021: YUKI ASOBI, Playing in the Snow
Feb 28, 2021: HARU, Looking Forward to Spring

PART III
YUKI ASOBI: Playful in the Snow - February 26, 2021

Part III of our series is very unique, never to be repeated! It contains composed solos by each member in two separate, full-ensemble taiko pieces, as well as a wonderfully happy shamisen and  taiko piece with Karen and Paula 🙂

This has been such a fun series and finding myself a little sad that there is only one episode left! Stay tuned for the last installment on Monday, February 28: HARU: Looking Forward to Spring!

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

-Marc Vantol

Calgary’s Japanese Taiko Drum Performance Ensemble, Yama no Oto presents YUKI, a virtual celebration of snow and winter in Calgary. Starting with HATSU YUKI (the peaceful first snowfall of the season) and ending with HARU (looking forward to Springtime), Yama no Oto will perform taiko drums, shamisen, shinobue, and other percussion instruments to celebrate winter. Please tune into our social media channels and to Chinook Blast for these special winter taiko performances!

We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Performances were filmed individually on location in Calgary, Cochrane, Kananaskis, and Lethbridge according to public health guidelines at the time of filming.

Feb 22, 2021: HATSU YUKI, The First Snowfall
Feb 24, 2021: FUBUKI, Snowstorm
Feb 26, 2021: YUKI ASOBI, Playing in the Snow
Feb 28, 2021: HARU, Looking Forward to Spring

PART II
FUBUKI: Snowstorms can be Beautiful and Enjoyable - February 24, 2021

Part Two of our four-part mini-series! Today’s installment was particularly fun for me as I was able to combine percussion instruments and compose taiko for a wonderful shamisen player Karen in Calgary. This was a challenge to put together virtually having never played together, and was a fantastic experience. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to work and create with such amazing friends and artists.

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

-Marc Vantol

Calgary’s Japanese Taiko Drum Performance Ensemble, Yama no Oto presents YUKI, a virtual celebration of snow and winter in Calgary. Starting with HATSU YUKI (the peaceful first snowfall of the season) and ending with HARU (looking forward to Springtime), Yama no Oto will perform taiko drums, shamisen, shinobue, and other percussion instruments to celebrate winter. Please tune into our social media channels and to Chinook Blast for these special winter taiko performances!

We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Performances were filmed individually on location in Calgary, Cochrane, Kananaskis, and Lethbridge according to public health guidelines at the time of filming.

Feb 22, 2021: HATSU YUKI, The First Snowfall
Feb 24, 2021: FUBUKI, Snowstorm
Feb 26, 2021: YUKI ASOBI, Playing in the Snow
Feb 28, 2021: HARU, Looking Forward to Spring

PART I
HATSU YUKI: Celebrating the First Snowfall - February 22, 2021

This project has been a huge undertaking, and I couldn’t be happier to have done this with such amazing friends and artists. All my heartfelt thanks to Paula, Karen, Eric, and Jacqueline, for all your time, patience, and support to get this project completed!

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

-Marc Vantol

Calgary’s Japanese Taiko Drum Performance Ensemble, Yama no Oto presents YUKI, a virtual celebration of snow and winter in Calgary. Starting with HATSU YUKI (the peaceful first snowfall of the season) and ending with HARU (looking forward to Springtime), Yama no Oto will perform taiko drums, shamisen, shinobue, and other percussion instruments to celebrate winter. Please tune into our social media channels and to Chinook Blast for these special winter taiko performances!

We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Performances were filmed individually on location in Calgary, Cochrane, Kananaskis, and Lethbridge according to public health guidelines at the time of filming.

Feb 22, 2021: HATSU YUKI, The First Snowfall
Feb 24, 2021: FUBUKI, Snowstorm
Feb 26, 2021: YUKI ASOBI, Playing in the Snow
Feb 28, 2021: HARU, Looking Forward to Spring

Family Day Online Play Day! Make and Play a Drum - February 15, 2021

Rare sneak-peek behind the video scenes of today’s session! 😉 So much fun with @ulethbridge and @uoflmusicconservatory for their online Play Week!
Check out the free Zoom video recording of today’s drum session for an instant replay and fun activity this week with your littles!