Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW) is a performing arts ensemble made up of Torontonians who identify as East and Southeast Asian women. We are a Japanese Taiko drumming group that exists as a critical response and challenge to both systemic and internalized oppressions. Through performance, education, and community outreach, we seek to challenge, redefine and represent ourselves, and to inspire ourselves and others in striving for racial and gender equality. Through collective membership, artistic creation, and active development, we carve space for self-expression, authentic engagement, community, and empowerment.
What People Are Saying
""Sharing the stage with the amazing performers in RAW is a transcendent experience. Through their music, they help the audience feel their own power and courage and anything becomes possible." "
— -Naomi Klein, award winning journalist and New York Times bestselling