Rome Hamner, Co Artistic Director of the South Bay Beat Institute talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about Taiko drumming workshops, the history of the Japanese drumming in the Bay Area, and performs a solo piece. For more information go to playfulpeople.org.

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South Bay Beat Institute's Rome Hamner Teaches The Art Of Taiko DrummingRome Hamner, Co Artistic Director of the South Bay Beat Institute talks to Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese about Taiko drumming workshops, the history of the Japanese drumming in the Bay Area, and performs a solo piece. For more information go to playfulpeople.org.
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