As the art of taiko drumming continues to gain popularity throughout the world, the art of eisa, or Okinawan festival drumming, has also gained popularity. Though there are many eisa groups in existence, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko is perhaps one of the most internationally recognized for its fusion of odori (traditional dance) and karate movements. Performers dance and drum simultaneously to an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Okinawan and Japanese music. Drummers use several types of drums: the odaiko (big drum), which is suspended in front of the body by long pieces of purple cloth over the shoulder and back; the shime-daiko (hand-held, flat, two-sided drum); and finally, the paranku (hand-held, flat, one-sided drum).
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020!
Please come join us as we celebrate with an anniversary show entitled
Thank you to everyone who came by to join our first practice!
If you or anyone around you is interested in joining, please feel free to send us a message.