Finding Her Beat A Beautiful Journey To Make The First Women-Led Taiko Performance

Finding Her Beat, directed by Dawn Mikkelson and Keri Pickett, documents the journey to create HERbeat, a performance filled with all-women taiko drummers. The world of taiko drumming is full of men; women often face challenges finding employment. The first of its kind, the film charts the path from rounding up some of the most renowned women taiko players and the challenge of planning this in February 2020, as the pandemic started sweeping through the US. Looking at the obstacles, a performance of this caliber entails, Finding Her Beat puts you on to taiko and still uplifts the women who exist in the originally all-men space.