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YAMATO - The Drummers of Japan

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Japanese drum troupe combines traditional taiko drums and kinetic choreography for a high-energy performance

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YAMATO - The Drummers of Japan

Towering Wadaiko drums crafted from hardwood trees and animal skins echo like a giant’s heartbeat. Smaller, more nimble drums, meanwhile, beat with the ferocity of the laypeople in that giant’s path. But it’s the tension between the two that makes every YAMATO - The Drummers of Japan performance so thrilling. Relying on their drums to sing out the Shin-on, or the pulsing force found within each living being, this troupe focuses on the heartbeat within everyone—from birth to death—and the way every beat fits within the larger rhythm of time. And each high-octane performance combines this focus on rhythm with dancing and complex harmonies to create what the UK’s Times Online calls “…a genuinely theatrical experience, delivered with balletic grace and infectious humour.”

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Promotional value expires Jan 19, 2020. Refundable only within 24 hours of purchase. Limit 8/person, subject to ticket availability. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem for a ticket at venue box office. Must purchase vouchers in the same transaction to sit together. Merchant is issuer of tickets - discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts hosts a lot of firsts. From Jose Feliciano to Russian music institutions, many performing artists have never played in the Bronx before they come to the Center. That reality is part of what prompted its founding in the first place three decades ago, in an effort to prove that borough residents didn't have to travel to Manhattan or tunnel inside their television sets to experience diverse, live cultural programming. So far, that's included concerts by luminaries such as Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Johnny Mathis in addition to folk dance, ballet, and Latino comedy showcases.