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11-29-2010, 02:02 PM
The Kodo Drummers' training program (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnq4hHv61DY&list=PL54D69A9F8D07105F&index=12&playnext=11).

Incredibly cool stuff.

11-29-2010, 02:52 PM
They are coming to North America early next year, and we have tickets in the second row :)

11-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Szczepan, SO worth it! I have only seen them once...they did "Monochrome", which is one of the most amazing performance pieces I've ever seen.

...and thanks for the tip about the tour -- I see from their website that they will be in Boston in March, at Symphony Hall! Anyone want to go see them?

Janet Rosen
11-29-2010, 04:16 PM
Hmmmm.....left coast tour includes MDH's birthday weekend.....

Keith Larman
11-29-2010, 06:32 PM
I've been lucky enough to have seen them perform a couple times. Even got to meet a few members after a concert years ago due to my wife's parents' involvement in the local Japanese American group that had helped arrange things locally. It is truly stunning watching them do what they do. Not to be missed.


Krystal Locke
11-30-2010, 01:25 PM
If you get a chance to see them, go. Hock the dog, sell the wife, pimp the kids, but get a ticket.

11-30-2010, 02:52 PM
Sometimes after concert they do a private workshop for local taiko groups. I'm quite taiko beginner, but it would be amazing to practice with them even for few minutes !!!

11-30-2010, 07:06 PM
If I were a young'un, taiko is something that I could seriously see myself moving halfway around the world to do. It's got the same pull as martial arts, really.

Cady Goldfield
11-30-2010, 10:45 PM
You don't need to go halfway around the world. Just to Woburn.

11-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Cady, I don't think Mary is talking about a recreational pursuit.. ;)

12-23-2010, 12:28 PM
It's amazing what people can put themselves through, and the amount of endurance one has to have to honestly perfect their art is just astounding. I imagine what it would be like if I had to master the tea ceremony, and learn traditional dance and theatre, along with hours upon hours of aikido.