TAIKOPROJECT Rhythmic Relations 2006 DVD The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. Through these values, TAIKOPROJECT seeks not only to entertain audiences, but also to inform them about the history and integrity of taiko as an evolving art form. The Rhythmic Relations 2006 DVD features highlights from their sold-out performance at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, California, on July 8, 2006. Other featured groups in the DVD are the energetic youth group Kitsune Taiko, the irreverent collegiate taiko group Yukai Daiko, and the powerful adult group Bombu Taiko. Also included on the DVD are photo slideshows, audio commentary with the cast, interview videos and behind-the-scenes videos. Reviews from Amazon.com: I thoroughly enjoyed the live performance where this DVD was made. The group has amazing energy and the music is wonderful. If you are a Taiko enthusiast, you can't miss this one! -N. Richards Taiko project has taken a classic old world style of Japanese music and modernized it with some hip-hoppish twists. They are all excellent musicians and being based out of California i can see their western influences in the music. But they mesh it well without disgracing the traditional music. This disc even has a bit of situation comedy on the part of the announcer and a children's group that performs. I've been practicing taiko for nearly a year and the children on this disc are far better than i am. -Tanuki Eddie I received the Taikoproject Rhythmic Relations DVD as a gift and I highly recommend it! As a new fan of taiko, I was inspired by this exciting and fun DVD. The performers are awesome and I was very impressed with the quality of this product. It's great entertainment! The sound is top notch and the DVD captures all of the action of the live show. I plan on buying some as gifts for friends and family members of all ages. Once you see this DVD, you too will become an even bigger fan of taiko drum groups!!! -Michele Chong.