Wadaiko Rindo, Japanese drum ensemble based in Melbourne Australia, is renowned for energetic and dynamic drumming performances.
In 1996 Toshi Sakamoto began teaching Taiko (Japanese drum) in Melbourne and currently teaches thirteen taiko classes with a total of 140 students. In 1997 Toshi formed Wadaiko Rindo which is comprised of students from his advanced class. The title Wadaiko Rindo pays homage to the name of Toshi’s former drumming team (Rindo Daiko) in his hometown in Kumamoto in Kyushu.
Wadaiko Rindo has performed in many places around Australia as well as China, New Caledonia, Tonga and Fiji. The performances of Wadaiko Rindo are spectacular visual displays of stamina, strength and humour, with the vibrations produced on stage energising the whole audience.