Drumming Group Showcases Athletic Strength and Precision in Omaha on October 23
The art of Japanese drumming involves precision, athleticism, stamina and strength, and the 17 members of Yamato Drummers of Japan train and practice more than 12 hours a day to master these skills. The drumming group will perform at the Orpheum Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 as part of Omaha Performing Arts’ Family Series.
The group combines traditional Japanese instruments with modern music, choreography and theatrical design to rejuvenate the ancient tradition of Taiko drumming. Taiko, the Japanese word for ―drum‖ and the name of the art form, recalls the very origins of music in the movement of the body, which must be seen as well as heard to be fully appreciated. The rhythms of the drums are designed to express different emotions, such as happiness, sadness, or even laughter. Masa Ogawa, founder of Yamato Drummers of Japan, says, “We are a group of people who create the beat of life by using a simple and interesting instrument and instilling our souls into it.”
Tickets for Yamato Drummers of Japan start at $19 and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets; online at TicketOmaha.com; or by calling 402.345.0606.