Los Angeles, CA 90095
Kyodo Taiko is a vibrant and dynamic taiko (Japanese drumming) group based at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Founded in 1990, Kyodo Taiko has become one of the premier collegiate taiko groups in the United States, known for its high-energy performances and commitment to preserving and promoting Japanese culture through music. The group consists of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, united by their passion for taiko and their dedication to excellence in their craft.
One of Kyodo Taiko's distinguishing features is its fusion of traditional taiko drumming techniques with contemporary influences, resulting in a unique and electrifying sound. The group's repertoire includes both traditional Japanese pieces and original compositions, showcasing their creativity and versatility as musicians. Kyodo Taiko's performances often incorporate synchronized choreography and dynamic movements, adding a visual element to their captivating music.
Beyond their performances, Kyodo Taiko is deeply involved in the UCLA community and the broader Los Angeles area, regularly hosting workshops, participating in cultural events, and collaborating with other student organizations. Through their outreach efforts, they strive to share the art of taiko with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. With their infectious energy and infectious rhythms, Kyodo Taiko continues to inspire audiences and leave a lasting impact wherever they perform.
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