About Senryu Taiko

Making noise since 1998, Senryu Taiko is the fourth intercollegiate taiko group to ever form in the United States. Self-taught and self-sustained, the club continues the tradition of kumidaiko by writing music together, teaching incoming members, and forming ties with other collegiate taiko groups across the nation.

Senryu Taiko Presents: Once Upon A Drum

OnceUponADrum Once upon a time, there were two children who always seem to get in trouble. During their spring break, they were going to stay at their grandfather’s house. They knew nothing about this grandfather of their’s, but they had heard mysterious rumors surrounding him. Could their grandfather possess some kind of magical power? Either way, an adventure seemed to await!

May 3, 2014
Doors open at 5:30 pm at the U.C. Riverside’s University Theater (Humanities 400).
Students: $8    General: $10    At Door: $12

Please welcome and congratulate our newest Senryu Taiko members of Generation 16!

IMG_3076Left to right: Nathan N., Jason J., William H., Noah F., Donna F., Wesley H., Zak N., Anselm K.
Not present in picture: Miles W., Matthew W., Ashton C.

Congratulations to our new newbies, also known as Generation 16!  Six weeks of learning, critiquing, practicing, and refining sure went by fast!  We are looking forward to playing taiko with all of you!

Welcome to our Senryu family!

Interested in joining Senryu Taiko?

Come check us out at our general meeting times!  Monday, September 30 OR Wednesday, October 2.  Look for us at UCR’s belltower at 6:00p.m. and we will take you to our practice space at the Barn.  Learn about taiko, meet the members, watch us perform & find out what it takes to be a part of the Senryu family!

No musical background necessary!

Senryu Taiko @ Nisei Week Taiko Gathering – Sunday, August 18, 2013

Started in 1934, Nisei week is an annual week-long gathering in Little Tokyo that celebrates Japanese-American history in Southern California. “Nisei” refers to the first American-born Japanese or “Second Generation”.

2013 marks Taiko gathering’s 20th Anniversary! It takes place in the plaza of the JACCC. Senryu is one of many groups performing, so come out and enjoy the performance by Senryu Taiko and other groups!

For more information on Nisei week, as well as other events visit http://www.niseiweek.org

Facebook event page HERE!

Anime Expo 2013

SenryuAX2013Going to be at AX? Come see us perform at the opening ceremony at the L.A. Convention Center!  We are scheduled to go on July 4th @ 10:00 a.m.  Also, we will be putting on a workshop/panel the same day from 2:30-4:30 p.m.!  Anime Expo (AX) is the largest project managed by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) and is the second longest running anime convention (after A-kon in Texas) starting in 1992.

SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularizing the unique and deep culture that surrounds of Japanese animation.  They are passionate about Japanese Animation, manga, and their related interests.  The goal of the Anime Expo project is to bring together fans, industry, and all other stakeholders to share, celebrate, promote, and educate Japanese animation, manga, and their related interests.

Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the AX Fashion Show. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.

Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands

Anime Expo (AX) runs July 4 ~ July 7, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
For more information, please visit www.anime-expo.org
Also check out our Facebook Event Page!

(You may even see some of our taiko members around cosplaying during the rest of the weekend!)