—The New York Times
The preeminent taiko drumming ensemble from Japan.
Athleticism, grace, stamina, discipline—Kodo's riveting performances combine explosive energy with breathtaking control. The multigenerational Japanese taiko troupe's 15 drummers conjure a "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune), invoking centuries of history and culture with each blow to their massive drums. Kodo's newest production, Legacy, looks back at seminal creations from the ensemble's 40-year history, and brings early works into the present through stunning visuals, lighting effects, and sleek new choreography. "Kodo's rich sound-world ranges from woodland susurrations to a thundering which makes you feel as if you've been struck in the chest" (The Economist).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information regarding donor parking benefits can be found on our Donor Services/Parking page.