Finding Her Beat w/ live performance by Aki Takahashi and Heidi Chan!


Fox Theatre Wed, Nov 22, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:Keri Pickett
Dawn Mikkelson


With a live performance by a local Taiko drumming group!

In the midst of a frozen Minnesota winter, a Japanese drum master and Korean adoptee from North Dakota join forces to assemble the world’s best Taiko drummers in a bold effort to claim a cultural spotlight that has historically been reserved only for men. Their rhythm revolution includes rock stars from the world of Taiko: Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Kaoly Asano, Chieko Kojima, Megan Chao-Smith, and Jennifer Weir.

Through grueling rehearsals, Jennifer weaves together their disparate voices and styles. Vulnerability, pain, and joys are shared—and we quickly see the bonds of friendship form as these talented women navigate their way through differences in culture, age, language, and performing styles.

Buoyed by dynamic drum performances and do-or-die spirit, this is an energizing and uplifting story of music, cultural expression and sisterhood.