Donate
Spark

Percussion

Spark gets into the rhythm as it follows the beat of a different drum. Taiko master Seiichi Tanaka trains his pupils in the ancient form of Japanese drumming at the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Then, meet Zakir Hussain, who brings the Indian art of tabla drumming to western audiences by maintaining a balance of classical music and traditional Indian percussion. And beatbox artist Kid Beyond pushes the limits of rhythm music by creating rich soundscapes using his mouth as his only instrument.

[Original air date: Wed, Apr 06, 2005]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Featured Profiles:

Kid Beyond

Enter the world of vocal percussion with beatboxing artist Kid Beyond.

San Francisco Taiko Dojo

Hear the taiko drumming of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo.

Zakir Hussain

Meet tabla master Zakir Hussain, one of the pioneers of world music.

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Taos Pueblo
American Indian Heritage Month

KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating American Indian Heritage Month in November. KQED Public TV 9 schedules a special lineup of programs, which are highlighted in a guide along with listings of community resources and local events.

Thanksgiving Recipes
Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu

Bay Area Bites shares a Thanksgiving Menu with creative yet traditional recipes along with related posts to cooking guides, advice, and safety tips to have a delicious and stress-free holiday meal.

Sponsored by