The members of Jodaiko.

Jodaiko will present “Onkochishin,” its 20th anniversary concert, on Saturday, April 7, at the David Henry Hwang Theater, 120 Judge John Aiso St. in Little Tokyo.

Two shows, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m., will showcase three new songs plus two remixed songs that will be performed for the first time.

Jodaiko is a collegiate taiko group based on the main campus of UC Irvine. It brings the Japanese art of taiko to UCI and the rest of Southern California. “Jodaiko” means “passionate drumming.”

Taiko has been a cultural presence in the U.S. and especially California since the late 1960s. Most taiko groups in the U.S. practice kumi-daiko or “group drumming.” Jodaiko is committed to both respecting and continuing traditions of kumi-daiko with a spirit of passion and dedication, while at the same time embracing the innovation and musical exploration that comes with being a collegiate group in North America.

Jodaiko encourages members of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to come experience the resounding beat of the drums from Japan.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 and at-the-door tickets are $12. To order in advance, email, specifying how many tickets you would like and for which show.

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