Foyle O-bon, bringing communities closer together with music

Foyle O-Bon, an organisation that uses Japanese arts and culture as a way of improving community engagement, breaking down barriers and using the arts to improve wellbeing, has released a new film celebrating their recent work in Claudy. Using the art of taiko drumming, Japanese dance, arts, crafts and games, Foyle O-Bon deliver outreach projects in the community throughout the year and also host the annual O-Bon Festival at the Playtrail site.

The film celebrates their cross-community project, YuJo Taiko, which has been running in Claudy, Derry-Londonderry, since 2013. The project uses the power of Taiko drumming to bring young people together to make friends and explore Japanese culture and musicology.

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.