Yamato, The Drummers of Japan performing "Bakuon" - Legend of the Heartbeat

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Curriculum Connections:

  • Drumming
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Eastern Studies
  • Stereotypes

One of the world’s top taiko drumming groups returns to Kingston. The audience went wild when this talented and entertaining ensemble made their Grand Theatre debut in 2009 and Yamato is back on tour worldwide. Get ready for a spirited performance by some of the top taiko drummers on the planet.

A group of dozens of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy.  Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people’s bodies jump and their hearts race faster.  Audiences are overwhelmed by the beat of the music, as their bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds.

Pure energy meets spiritual high.” The Scotsman

Education Underwriter: CIBC Children's Foundation