Photo credit: Michael Gale (April 2019 at Morris Arboretum)

Photo credit: Michael Gale (April 2019 at Morris Arboretum)

KyoDaiko is a community taiko drumming ensemble based in the Philadelphia area. We welcome new members and would love to perform at your event!

Our members are volunteers who perform for love of the art and the energy that the great drums bring us. We perform regularly at a variety of events: from school and community festivals, to Phillies baseball games, Japanese festivals (like D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival), to more unusual gigs like roller derbies and dragon boat regattas.

KyoDaiko was founded in 2005. The group was originally led by Kristopher Rudzinski, who studied with Marco Lienhard of Taikoza in New York. KyoDaiko’s membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, and continues to grow with new students and continuing players. Members attend regular classes throughout the year and participate in workshops with master teachers from around the world.

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KyoDaiko is sponsored in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

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