CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF THE MOUNTAINS?
Summiting a peak of the nearby Rocky Mountains
Overlooking an iconic Canadian alpine lake
What can you hear?
Yama no Oto
"Sound of the Mountains"
Yama no Oto is Calgary's Performance Taiko Ensemble, entertaining Calgary audiences with Japanese Drum performances since 2016
PERFORMANCE Our concert series creates exciting live taiko experiences for Calgary audiences to enjoy
EDUCATION We offer taiko classes for beginner and experienced taiko players. Everyone is welcome!
COMMUNITY Building and strengthening the Canadian Taiko Community with community events and workshops
Yama no Oto is a Calgary-based taiko group that was founded by a group of dedicated taiko enthusiasts who wanted to bring the powerful rhythms of Japanese drumming to their community. The group’s name, which translates to “Sound of the Mountain,” reflects their commitment to creating music that is both dynamic and grounded in nature.
Over the years, Yama no Oto has become known for their high-energy performances, which combine traditional taiko rhythms with modern influences and a strong sense of showmanship. The group has performed at numerous events and festivals throughout the area.
In addition to their performances, Yama no Oto is also committed to teaching and sharing the art of taiko with others. The group offers workshops and classes for all ages and skill levels, and has worked with a variety of community organizations to promote cultural awareness and understanding.
Through their dedication and passion for taiko, Yama no Oto has become a beloved part of the Calgary arts scene, and a powerful force for bringing people together through music and culture.