The Yamato drummers visit from Nara Prefecture, the cradle of Japanese civilization, with a program of traditional Japanese taiko drumming. Playing drums built from animal skins and ancient tree trunks, the troupe’s 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 musical discipline and focus.
Caption: The Yamato drummers perform Tenmei! Saturday–Sunday, January 29–30, 2022