Taikoza

Japanese Taiko Drums & Dance

Taikoza

Friday, February 16 2007

FAC Concert Hall   7:30 pm
$25, $20, $15; Youth 17 and under; Five College Students $15, $10, $7


A phenomenal group of musicians and dancers, Taikoza have dazzled audiences worldwide with its electrifying performances. Drawing from Japan's complex tradition of music, Taikoza has created a rich repertoire incorporating a variety of musical instruments. Founded in 1995 by former members of the internationally acclaimed taiko group, Ondekoza, Taikoza is more than a percussion group. Performing on drums hollowed out from a solid piece of zelkova wood, the group creates a new sound using shakuhachi (bamboo flutes) and the Koto, a thirteen stringed instrument.

Taiko drums have been an integral part of Japanese culture for over 1500 years. The drums can range up to 300 pounds in weight and reach lengths of six feet. They literally produce a thundering sound. Joining the drummers are traditionally schooled Japanese folk dancers for a unique visual and musical experience!
 

 

Mass Cultural Council, Claudette Boudreau: Realtor


Mass Cultural Council

 

Claudette Boudreau: Realtor

 



 

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