Tampa Taiko Drums to perform at Destin Library

Special to The Log

The Destin Library’s summer reading program will get in rhythm at 3 p.m. June 9 with a performance of Tampa Taiko Drums. The traditional Japanese drumming ensemble has performed for a vast array of audiences, playing at festivals, concert halls, libraries and schools.

Tampa Taiko is two drummers, Ron Collins and Julius Mendoza. But it's also much more than that. Collins and Mendoza have performed all over Florida as Tampa Taiko, educating others on the performance art of traditional Japanese drumming, using martial arts-like movements and shouts to boost energy.

Seating for this event will be limited. Pre-registrations are required and will be open beginning May 26.

For further information, please contact the Destin Library at 850-837-8572, or visit the Destin Library online on Facebook, Twitter or www.cityofdestin.com.