See us play

Events

Korabo performs at commercial and community events of all kinds. From concerts to fundraisers to corporate events, taiko can be an attention-grabbing and fun way to enhance an event. Our captivating performers bring an electric energy to each event.

For booking information, please email us at booking@korabotaiko.com.

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Taiko Classes

Come and join us for classes! Or if you’d just like to drop by to see what Korabo is all about, you’re more than welcome to just sit in on a practice. Email us or visit our classes page for more information.

Odaiko

Odaiko is written by Korabo’s David Cheetham. Odaiko means “very big drum.” The song features two soloists, Gene Sugano and David Cheetham on odaiko.


Korekara

Korekara is written by Michelle Fujii and Walter Clarke. In Japanese, Korekara means “from this point on” and this song was generously given to the taiko community as a gift.

Our Projects

The Lab

We Make Our Own Stuff

We make most of our own instruments and equipment, like steel jigs, giant lathes, and composite staves. Check out our Lab posts to find out what we’ve been up to.

Commissions

We also take commissions on all kinds of weird projects. Email us at info@korabotaiko.com if you have a project you’d like us to tackle.

Korabo Taiko

About Us

Korabo is a Las Vegas taiko ensemble committed to learning and sharing the traditional Japanese art form of taiko. Korabo began with the goal in mind to celebrate the spirit of taiko through collaborative projects in modern channels of art and entertainment.

鼓ラボ

The Japanese word korabo means collaboration. If you dissect the word into two parts – 鼓 (ko) and ラボ (rabo) — it also means “beat lab.” Korabo works experimentally and progressively in taiko and other forms of music, while emphasizing teamwork and camaraderie. Members of Korabo have handcrafted each of the drums they use.

Korabo was founded by David Cheetham, Matthew Chun, Kana Hironaka, Jen Kong, Gene Sugano, and Kathy Thomas. Korabo’s performing members are all volunteers.

For more information on taiko, please visit Taiko Source or check out our resources page.

Get in Touch

Contact

Korabo is available for your community, private, or corporate event.
Please email us at booking@korabotaiko.com.

For classes, email us at classes@korabotaiko.com.

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