Japanese Drummers Bring the Culture of Sado Island Statestide | Steve Mariotti

February 25, 2015 5:12 PM

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Unlike any musical group I've ever heard, Kodo is a group of Japanese drummers that perform on a worldwide scale but remain rooted in the local community and rich cultural traditions of Japan's Sado Island. The group boasts international esteem and is known for their innovative recreation of the traditional Japanese performing arts. The group spends two-thirds of the year touring (four months in Japan, and four months internationally) counting over 5500 performances in 47 countries worldwide under the theme, "One Earth". Kodo continues to break boundaries of expression with their unique and vibrant living art-form.

They have been bringing their work to the U.S. since 1975. And thankfully we have the privilege of seeing them again--this time in North America for the Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery's debut outside of Japan. This new production, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery, was created by its Artistic Director and ...

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