13 November 2007

Yamato Drummers

With a massive six-foot diameter drum made from a 400-year-old tree as their centerpiece, the highly skilled musicians of YAMATO play 40 taikos of various sizes, blending phenomenally powerful and dramatic drumming with music of delicate beauty and humor. Athleticism, superhuman feats of coordination and incredible intensity are the trademarks of this irresistible ensemble.
Despite a fever, I ventured out to see the Yamato drummers at Lisner Sunday night and was not disappointed even a little bit. They were AMAZING! The synchronicity and power with which they played these drums was stunning. Wonderful layered rhythms and exuberant spirit, enveloped us. A great time! I recommend this troupe very highly if they come your way!

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