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Jodaiko 2014 Fall Workshops

Every year Jodaiko holds workshops to teach the basics of Japanese taiko drumming at the beginning of the Fall Quarter. The first two weeks are open to anyone! After the first two open workshops, attendees are encouraged to stay for the following four weeks to prepare for an audition on the final week. No experience required! Most of our members had no experience with taiko drumming upon entering Jodaiko. If you're interested, please come with workout clothes, water, and an open mind! "Like" us on Facebook for updates.

Our sister club Tomo no Kai, a Japanese and Japanese-American Culture Club is holding their first meeting week 0 (10/3/2014) at 6PM in the Crystal Cove Auditorium!

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Passionate Drumming

Jodaiko is a Collegiate Taiko group based on the main campus of the University of California, Irvine. Now in its 22nd year since inception, Jodaiko brings the Japanese art of Taiko to UCI and the rest of Southern California. The word "Jodaiko" means "passionate drumming" in Japanese and Jodaiko could not have been described better.

Taiko has had a Japanese/Japanese American cultural presence in the United States- especially California- since the late 1960s. Most taiko groups in the US practice Kumi-daiko or "group drumming." Jodaiko is committed to both respecting and continuing traditions of kumi-daiko with a spirit of passion and dedication, while at the same time embracing the innovation and musical exploration that comes with being a collegiate group in North America. Jodaiko encourages members of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to come experience the resounding beat of the drums from Japan.



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