Show One Productions presents the Vancouver premiere of Yamato – The Drummers of Japan for a one-night only performance on February 6. Here are five reasons we think you should go:
1. Yamato preserves the ancient Japanese art form of taiko drumming combined with a youthful, invigorating and unique approach to the historically rich tradition.
2. Different from other taiko drumming performers, Yamato always performs a score of contemporary music originally composed by Masa Ogawa, the group’s artistic director.
3. The group performs on Wadaiko drums, ranging from the size of a dinner plate to over a meter in diameter, massive trunk of a 400-year-old tree.
4. With its energetic performances, one of Yamato’s stated goals is to send its audience home after each performance with a new vitality and passion for life.
5. Taiko roots in Japan can be traced back to the 6th century and continues in wide use in modern Japanese culture.
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver) on February 6. Tickets are available online at Tickets Tonight.