JI: A Common Pulse is a musical pairing like you've never seen or heard before. On one side, you have San Jose Taiko, a Japanese percussion ensemble drawing on centuries of tradition. On the other, you have The Bangerz, a DJ collective known for their cutting edge electronic and hip-hop sonics. The two halves come together at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center to create a cross-cultural mash-up of music that will appeal to people from any generation or culture. It honors the roots of the Japanese art while also celebrating the power of digital music. The combination is electrifying.