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July 31, 2022

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July 30, 2022 at 5:15pm

Onibana Taiko at Powell Street Festival



NoriNori (she/her) acknowledges that the land on which she thrives upon is the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Kwantlen, Katzie, SEMYOME (Semiahmoo) peoples or Nations. 

NoriNori (Noriko K. Kobayashi) moved to London, England as a youth, for a five-year immersion into various punk rock bands. Kobayashi then travelled to San Francisco co-founding riot grrrl punk rock band Tribe 8, spearheading the genre of queercore.

Later in Vancouver, she was introduced to taiko joining Sawagi Taiko. She also culminated her academic studies with her thesis, Development of Canadian Kumi-Daiko - ensemble taiko drumming and the article, “Asian Women Kick Ass Through Japanese Drumming”.

Kobayashi then spent many years in Japan studying with masters of taiko, shigin (poetry chanting),and shamisen. Returning to Vancouver, she co-founded Onibana Taiko, and currently performs shamisen as NoriNori, enthusiastically blending traditional Japanese music with Rock to promote new sounds of rock shamisen.

B.A. (music and psychology)

M.A. (ethnomusicology)

小林 K. 紀子は、若くしてイギリスのロンドンに渡り、


ライオット・ガールパンクバンド「Tribe 8」を共同結成し、クィアコアというジャンルの先駆者になりました。