The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Experience the rhythm of traditional taiko drumming in a performance by UC Berkeley’s Taiko band. Berkeley students will play massive drums made from animal skins and ancient tree trunks. This troupe of youthful and energetic drummers will channel the heartbeat and spirit of their homeland and will talk about this cultural tradition that traces its roots back more than 1,000 years in Japan.
Founded in 2005 by Tom Hata and Andrew Rowland, Cal Raijin Taiko has been a part of the UC Berkeley community as its only taiko, or Japanese drumming, team. Our group is highly committed to practicing the art of taiko and sharing the culture of taiko with the community. With roughly twenty members, Cal Taiko meets two to three times a week on campus to practice musical drills, songs, and prepare for performances. Outside of practice hours, Cal Taiko also writes its own repertoire and builds its own equipment. Whether it be practicing at night around campus or performing at events such as the Making Music exhibition at The Lawrence, Cal Taiko is excited to have become a regular part of campus activities and enjoys sharing the energy of taiko.
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