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Meet the UTE Content Team!

Updated: Mar 6

Check out this incredible team of taiko professionals heading up the Utah Taiko Experience!

UTE Content Team

Pulling off something like UTE takes an incredible group of hard-working, dedicated, pioneering, fun, amazing people, and that's exactly the kind of people we have on our content team. In addition to Shoji, Yuta & Razz, we have 3 more taiko professionals that will be leading taiko content and activities at UTE, and we are positive you're absolutely going to love them! You can read more about each of our team members below.

Shoji Kameda - Los Angles, CA

Shoji is a Grammy nominated musician, composer and producer. He started playing taiko at the age of 8 and has played continuously since. Collaborations with international artists have taken Shoji all over Europe as well as to Malaysia, French Guiana, Mongolia and Bali.

His compositions for taiko are performed around the world, and he is continually in demand for workshops and master classes. Shoji has partnered with Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten to create “kaDON” a new online venture that will provide high quality instruction and repertoire for taiko and fue.

Yuta Kato - Los Angeles, CA

Rannoch Purcell - Ulm, Germany

Diana Wu - San Diego, CA

Martin Doyle - Glasgow, Scotland

Shonagh Walker - Glasgow, Scotland

Looking Forward

For those of you attending UTE this year, we can't wait to see you in Manti, Utah! If you are still thinking about registering, we still have a handful of spots left, but they are going quickly, so register soon! Remember you can pay half now and half later through kaDON's great payment option!

Wishing you all a great Spring filled with hope and all things positive :)

Big hugs,


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