Matsuriza drummers

Matsuriza Taiko Drummers at EPCOT Ending March 15th

As Walt Disney World prepares to close due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we received more sad news today. According to a Facebook post by a group member, the popular Matsuriza taiko drum group will come to a close on March 15th after 25 years at the Japan pavilion.

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You can read the full statement below:

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We’re deeply saddened to announce that tomorrow, Sunday 3/15/20 will be Matsuriza’s last day performing at Epcot…

Posted by Atsumi Foreman on Saturday, March 14, 2020

It appears Disney is cutting entertainment ahead of the closure.
If you’re a fan of the fantastic Matsuriza taiko drumming group, you can catch them one last time tomorrow at , 1:05pm, 2:00pm, 3:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:15pm, and 6:15pm. 
  1. Epcot PLEASE Bring Matsuriza BACK!!!
    They Are The HeartBeat Of The Park!!!
    Bring Them Back!!!!
    Bless You!!

  2. Epcot PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep Matsuriza at EPCOT! Disney World used to focus on the beauty of cultures from around the world! – Not just creating rides, but creating life changing experiences. Matsuriza is one of the most talented and gracious performance groups I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I come to EPCOT to eat in the Japanese restaurants and to watch Matsuriza – I have an annual pass so I can come and see them anytime I am visiting Orlando. To see this drumming group is a rare privilege and to meet them is absolutely amazing. This group embodies Japanese drum musicality at its finest and is mostly made up of women which is even more rare in the representation of Japanese cultural heritage. Also, more than ever we need to preserve cultural connections in our communities, not cut them out for convenience. Disney World Please PLEASE don’t drop them because times are tough, this is the time to stay by the sides of your employees who have served you faithfully for so long! It is also a time to show that all cultures are important and need representation at the parks, if you show they are important, the people who visit your parks will see the importance too.

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