Karen Falkenstrom, Taiko Drum Maker

Karen Falkenstrom, Taiko Drum Maker. Tucson, AZ  |  2021

Karen Falkenstrom is a taiko drum maker from Tucson, Arizona. Founder of Odaiko Sonora, Tucson’s Japanese drumming ensemble, Karen has been building Japanese drums for over 19 years and is recognized as one of North America’s top builders of wine barrel taiko. She will work with Natalie Wilson, a member of Odaiko Sonora, toward the goal of growing a North American taiko-building community to sustain the art form.

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