Monday, March 18, 2013

KODO DRUMMERS TO APPEAR @ NJPAC THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Kodo, 2013 One Earth TourKodo, One Earth Tour 2013: Legend

WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 4 PM
WHERE:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) @ Prudential Hall, One Center Street, Newark, NJ
TICKETS: $25-$90; FAMILY FOUR-PACK OFFER $100
Use promo-code FAMILY4

Kodo, Japan's internationally acclaimed power drums corps, invokes the spirit of the Samurai in a program that is part athletic feat and part musical phenomenon.

Kodo, Japan's internationally acclaimed power drums corps, invokes the spirit of the Samurai in a program that is part athletic feat and part musical phenomenon. These "demon drummers" attack their instruments (the largest weighing 900 pounds) with a warrior intensity that preserves the primal power and bravura beauty of traditional taiko drumming. Based in a village on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan, the Kodo drummers have delivered the sound of taiko to more than 46 countries from war-torn Croatia to Carnegie Hall.

Drawing on the deep well of traditional Japanese culture, rooted in a long lineage and sense of place that bring unflagging precision they bring a profound personal commitment to their work. It runs through the explosive power of a giant booming drum stroke and through the most delicate of hand motions, though the harvest celebrations and demon dances to the most refined and urbane stages.