ChiKoto Taiko and Kaiju Daiko team up to present an evening of traditional and contemporary music combining Japanese drums (taiko) and Japanese Harp (Koto).
ChiKoto Taiko is composed of North American Taiko Artists, John Yost, Kim DeVore, and Koto Artist Jeff Wichmann. The group performs traditional and contemporary Japanese pieces as well as original works. John and Kim have studied in the States as well as in Japan with multiple masters of Japanese taiko drums. Jeff Wichmann moved to Tokyo to study traditional and contemporary Japanese music under koto master Kazue Sawai and received a koto license from the Sawai Koto Academy. Together they strive to honor the past and push the boundaries of the Taiko and Koto genre.