GW Lisner Auditorium presents Yamato: The Drummers of Japan Gamushara / The Beat of Courage
The Japanese taiko drummers of Yamato return to Lisner, combining thrilling percussion with jaw-dropping physicality in the stunning new program Gamushara. For the group, the sound of the wadaiko drums, made of animal skin and ancient tree (some more than 400 years old), is the heartbeat of life. Precision, grace and power mark their acclaimed performances, which connect ancient and modern traditions to create an exhilarating evening for sound, sight, and soul.
The 17-member company brings a new and youthful vigor to taiko drumming and has performed over 2300 performances in 51 countries. Created in 1993 by Masa Ogawa , the company has its headquarters in the village of Asuka in Nara, which has been named as the birthplace of Japanese culture. When not on tour, the group trains intensively, starting each day with 10km runs and weight training, followed by rehearsals lasting into the night.
$25, $35, $45; GW Students and alumni: $15, $25
Tickets available from the Lisner box office, 202-397-SEAT, and www.ticketmaster.com
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