Yamato Drummers Of Japan
Thrilling percussion ensemble led by founder and director Masaaki Ogawa. Yamato are master performers. They take the ancient art of taiko drumming and bring it bang up-to-date in an exhilarating display of expertise and athleticism that has thrilled audiences worldwide. Taiko drumming is a physical and musical spectacle. The drums can measure up to six feet across, which requires powerful stamina to play. Yamato's nine performers display their breathtaking expertise on over 20 drums, varying from huge barrel-like Odaikos to hand-held instruments. Combined with exquisite bronze cymbals, vocals and bamboo flutes, Yamato create a kaleidoscope of sound.
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