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Rhythm Journey Tour: Toms River, NJ (Schools n Stage)

  • Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College College Drive Toms River, NJ 08754 USA (map)

Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-5

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or

About the Show

Unknown to most, taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. In North America, the term has evolved to refer to the young art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming featuring the Japanese drum). This art form began in Japan in the late 1950s and came to the US in the late 1960s. SJT was founded in 1973 as only the third group to form outside of Japan. We are recognized as a pioneer in contemporary taiko and have been instrumental to the growth of the art form, helping to nurture an ecosystem that now supports more than 500 groups spread throughout North America.

Our school outreach program seeks to celebrate America’s cultural diversity by sharing the art of taiko through performance and educational programs.

Funded in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts administered by The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.