About Us

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Kyodo Taiko is the nation's first and oldest collegiate taiko drumming team. Founded in 1990, we work to promote the art of Japanese-American taiko drumming within the UCLA and surrounding communities, and instill within the community a sense of respect and understanding of the Japanese American culture. We perform as a team at many events around the UCLA campus and greater Southern California area. We also perform at UCLA NSU's annual Culture Nights and host annual Spring Concerts on the UCLA campus. Kyodo has two meanings, one is "family", and the other is "loud children". Come see us perform, and you will understand why!