May 24-25, 2014. This year we would like to thank Jishin Taiko from Cal State University Northridge for hosting the 20th Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational! This tradition expands our knowledge among new and old friends in a taiko filled weekend!
“The invitational is an important event in the collegiate taiko world, for it brings us all together as one community. It transcends individual schools and individual groups into one conglomerate of ‘taiko’.”
“Each group in this melting pot of taiko groups brings with it their own individual flavor and style of taiko that pushes at the edges of what taiko can be.”
“Invitationals brings us together to grow this art form in ways no one can have imagined it, and it also roots us in our history and where we have come from; Our eyes look back upon the shoulders of those that we stand on. The benefit of the Invitational cannot be quantified; you can only see it through the fellowship and joy that it brings.”
Robert, Abigail, and Julian
CSUN – Jishin Taiko