Claire Trevor Theater, UC Irvine School of the Arts Irvine, CA
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Jodaiko at University of California Irvine presents Henka.
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 is a Collegiate Taiko group based on the main campus of the University of California, Irvine. We will be having a Spring Concert entitled "Henka" which translates to "change" but in the context of how Jodaiko has changed over the years (from the very beginning, the present, and to what it will become in the future). "Change" is much too broad to accurately portray the many years that Jodaiko has experienced. To be more precise, "Henka" describes the natural transformations of Jodaiko. How we operate, how we perform, and what we perform are all factors that play into the definition of Jodaiko, a definition that is fluid and ever changing.
Jodaiko encourages members of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to come experience the resounding beat of the drums from Japan.
Parking is available in Mesa Parking Structure ranging from $5-10 a day.
[UPDATE] The concert is completely sold out, so we will not be selling tickets at the door. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please visit www.jodaiko.com for a calendar of Jodaiko's upcoming performances!
Claire Trevor Theater, UC Irvine School of the Arts (View)
Mesa Rd., Building #711
Irvine, CA 92697