Minnesota is known for many things related to weather and fishing, but probably not for its Japanese drumming.
But the state boasts a Taiko drum ensemble that has been around for 17 years.
is celebrating its anniversary with some shows at the Cowles Center
in downtown Minneapolis this weekend.
KFAI's Doug Cain, host of program Global Beat
(Wednesdays at noon), spoke with artistic director, Iris Shiraishi and fellow performer, Susan Tanabe.