Yamato: The Drummers of Japan
The captivating Yamato drummers visit from Nara Prefecture, the cradle of Japanese civilization, with a powerhouse program of traditional taiko drumming. Playing massive drums built from animal skins and ancient tree trunks, the troupe’s youthful and energetic drummers channel the heartbeat and spirit of their homeland. Yamato’s newest program, Tenmei (the name translates as “destiny”), is brought to life through the performers’ theatrical fire and unparalleled musical discipline and focus. “This is a show of unbridled enthusiasm, much humour and great musical variety” (The Scotsman, UK).
Funding made possible by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.
Parking may be a problem on campus for the Sun, Jan 30 performance due to a Cal Women’s Basketball game.
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The Yamato drummers have decided to cancel their North American tour, and will not perform at Cal Performances on January 29–30. Ticketholders are being notified of the cancellation.