Taiko Spirit

Dear taiko friends,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well.

Last week, the Swiss government gave an early update regarding the COVID-19 mitigation measures. Unfortunately, they were unable to announce a timeline to lift restrictions for events such as ours. In addition, travel between Switzerland and other countries remains difficult and unpredictable.

We appreciate that many of you have been looking forward to the festival as a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ of this pandemic. That’s why it’s with a very heavy heart that we have decided to cancel Taiko Spirit 2020. In these difficult days, I hope you find some solace and inspiration in the touching acts of solidarity as well as the rebound of nature in our absence throughout the world.

Though our contributors and festival location have never been more exciting, I’m certain we can build on this year’s work to make the next Taiko Spirit in August 2022 the very best yet! Until then, on behalf of the Taiko Spirit team, I wish you good health, patience and healing.

Take care!

Micah Wilhelm
Taiko Spirit Festival Director
Taiko Zürich