KyoDaiko is a Philadelphia-based, community taiko group founded in 2005. All members are volunteers who perform for the love of the art and the energy that the great drums give them. The group performs regularly at a wide range of venues from school and community events, to Phillies games, Japanese festivals, and more unusual settings like roller derbies! KyoDaiko offers regular taiko classes and can be hired for events, workshops and team-building activities.KyoDaiko WebsitePhoto courtesy of Shofuso
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