Stonewave Taiko is a Japanese drumming group, practicing and performing the dynamic art form of wadaiko.
Regionally based in Bega on the beautiful wilderness coast of southeast NSW, Stonewave Taiko is a highly skilled group of community performers led by professional musician David Hewitt. Formed in 2013, Stonewave Taiko currently boasts over 40 members from a diversity of ages and walks of life .
Stonewave Taiko seeks to create a unique Australian expression of taiko with a rural heartbeat.
Reflecting the pristine natural beauty of our region and the character of it’s community, Stonewave Taiko blends ancient traditions with our contemporary Australian sensibility — creating a new chapter in the story of taiko in Australia
Stonewave Taiko has performed at regional festivals including Four Winds, Eden Whale Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, Bega River Day, Tathra Enduro, The Bega Show, Tanja Market Day and opening the Bega Civic Centre on Australia Day 2016.
To cater for the need of high quality affordable instruments for taiko players in Australia, Stonewave Taiko facilitated the setting up of TaikoDrumWorks, Australia’s only taiko drum design and manufacturing company based in Tathra, NSW. TaikoDrumWorks instruments are of exceptional quality and totally Australian, being handcrafted from local materials by Australian craftsmen.
You can find out more information about Taiko drumming HERE
and about David Hewitt HERE