“Dazzling. They fill the stage with huge beautiful drums and beat seven bells out of them at an unrelenting decibel level and with phenomenal skill. Simply breathtaking drumming."– London Telegraph
The dynamic Yamato drummers of Japan have enthralled audiences for nearly 20 years with passion, excitement, and sheer force. Yamato play Wadaiko drums that range from the size of a plate to over six feet in diameter, including the Odaiko drum, hewn from one huge tree over four hundred years old. Founded in Nara—considered the birthplace of Japanese culture—the 17 master drummers of Yamato are young, modern, and brimming with infectious energy as they take the ancient art of taiko drumming and bring it to the present. Yamato thinks of the sound of the drums as a pulse or heartbeat (Shin-on), the center of life and the source of power, which pulsates within the human body. Athleticism, superhuman feats of coordination and incredible intensity are the trademarks of this irresistible ensemble.
All seats reserved.
Davidson Students - $8
Davidson Faculty/Staff - $15
Public - $20
Season tickets available July 15th. Individual tickets available September 5th.