Rikkyo Wadaiko Workshop
Jamie Kho De Castro Jr.
Aug 07, 2018
My Time and Experience with the Wadaiko Project Team
The 和太鼓 members allowed us to try out the various taiko drums for a limited time prior to and during the workshop, and in an instant I was having fun. We also got the opportunity to learn and play a shortened version of 初めの一歩 (Hajime no Ippo, “The first step”), which I was surprised to have learned and memorized the rhythms very quickly.
It was overall a very fun experience and I would recommend it to anyone interested in traditional Japanese music. During the entire workshop, it also gave me a great opportunity to practice speaking Japanese to the members; so there are definitely other benefits from attending this workshop. Having been an exchange student at Rikkyo University and attending both the 和太鼓 Workshop and the practices, I would say that my time here and everything I’ve experienced have been worth my final year as an undergraduate student.
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