2013 Taiko Gathering

2012taikogathering_006.jpg Taiko Gathering is this Sunday, August 18th, in the JACCC Plaza in downtown Los Angeles! Admission is free, and people are able to come and go as they please; over a dozen different groups from Los Angeles and Southern California are playing, so check the schedule to find out when your favorite groups are playing.
Kishin Daiko is taking the stage around 1:55pm, so arrive early to find parking, get something to eat and stake out some chairs in the shade. We hope to see you all there!

2013 Taiko Workshop and Classes

We are super excited to share with you some news! Within the next couple of months, we are organizing both a workshop and classes for beginners! So, for all of you yearning to get your taiko on, check out these opportunities:

Free Workshop

Monday, 6/10; 7pm-8pm in the ESGVJCC Gym

If you have always wanted to play taiko, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a pair of bachi (taiko drum sticks) and get an hour-long introductory course on how to play taiko.

Beginning Adult Class

Mondays, 6/17 – 8/19; 7pm-8pm in the ESGVJCC Social Hall

Kishin Daiko will offer a dynamic introductory 8-week course in taiko. You will learn the basics of stance, striking technique, energy, movement and much more! Cost of the class is $100 and includes your own pair of bachi (taiko drum sticks). To sign up for this class, please fill out this form.

For more information on either of these opportunities, feel free to contact us at contact@kishindaiko.com or (626) 214-8245.

Zimmer Museum 2013

zimmer1This Sunday, we are performing at the Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles as a part of their Cherry Blossom Celebration. Last year, we had a blast- not just playing for a great audience, but also checking out the museum… it is so cool! Everything is hands-on, fun and educational! Click here to find out more information about the museum, and stop by and see us play around 3pm!

ESGVJCC Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s springtime again, which means cherry blossom festivals are being held all over southern California! Come check out the fun at ESGVJCC’s cherry blossom festival this Saturday, March 16th from noon to 6pm. The lineup includes martial arts demonstrations, Minyo Station, and of course, Kishin Daiko! The event is free and open to the public, click here for more information. We’re going on stage around 5pm, so be sure to get there early to find parking and buy something to snack on!

Biola University: SCORR 2013 and Birthday Block Party

Happy 2013 everyone! Also, a very happy birthday to Biola University! We helped celebrate their 105th anniversary today at a rockin’ block party, complete with DJ, food, and dancing.

Earlier this afternoon we also performed at SCORR, the 15th annual Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation. While we have performed several times at Biola before, we did bring along some new faces and even debuted a new song by one of our very own members, Kevin Kubota!

Please visit our media page to see photos from today’s performances!