"If there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world."

Boston Globe

World Stage
One Earth Tour: Evolution

One of the most beloved and influential taiko ensembles in the world, Kodo returns with Evolution, a breathtaking retrospective that traces the group's history by presenting signature works created from the 1970s to the present. Kodo harnesses the raw power and thunderous energy of traditional Japanese taiko drumming in sleek theatrical productions, its athletic drummers coaxing both delicate sounds and pounding fury from a whole family of drums, including the gigantic o-daiko, weighing in at 660 lbs. "Its music is a matter of flesh and blood, wood and stretched skin. Kodo can raise the roof, but the group can also show extraordinary finesse" (The New York Times).

Parking Alerts

Parking will be a problem on campus for the Feb 3 performance due to a Cal Men's basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.


Donor Benefits

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]