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Kodo "Evolution"

Internationally renowned taiko masters infuse the ancient tradition with fresh rhythms that move both body and soul.

Monday, March 4, 2019
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Hopkins Center 123 Spaulding Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Performances


Based on Sado Island in northern Japan, Kodo has been dazzling audiences worldwide for over three decades, both preserving and reinterpreting traditional Japanese performance. Evolution showcases the group’s perpetual creative growth and the mesmerizing precision and endurance of the ancient drumming tradition, taiko. With synchronized power and grace, they play everything from small hand-held instruments to the five-foot-wide ō-daiko (called the “king of drums”). Kodo infuses the ancient form with fresh rhythms that move body and soul.

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