Keeping the Japanese beat

Get ready to experience a stunning display of drumming athleticism and artistry as the Yamato Drummers of Japan return to Israel to perform two concerts. The 17-piece ensemble makes contemporary music filled with the fierce, ancient sound of Japanese taiko drums that were traditionally played at sacred Shinto ceremonies and to spur soldiers to battle. Yamato uses more than 20 drums ranging in size from the size of a plate to the huge barrel-like odaiko drum, over a meter in diameter, hewn from a single tree over 400 years old.


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