San Jose Taiko Japanese power drumming
- April 4, 2014
- 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM
- Heritage Center: John and Alice Butler Hall.
- Farber Box Office 585-SHOW or
Come to the box office Monday thru Friday 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm or 90 minutes prior to show.
Pre-show lecture begins at 6:30 pm.
San Jose Taiko (SJT) has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko drums for 40 years. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music. San Jose Taiko has broadened and embellished the historical art form into a style that joins the traditional ryhthms of Japanese drumming with the beat of the world rhythms including African, Balinese, Brazilian, Latin and jazz percussion. Company members also study both traditional and contemporary dance with leading choreographers, producing performance that are fully choreographed, and theatrically lit extravaganzas of musical sound. Most individual performers of SJT are third generation Japanese Americans and have also toured with Kodo, Ondekoza, and the jazz/fusion group Hiroshima.
This engagement is supported, in part, by William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.