Kodo

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm

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KODO Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble will also be performing on Sunday, February 19 at 2pm. Click here for tickets.

KODO One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI

Feel the reverberations of heaven and earth in harmony with this all-new performance from internationally renowned taiko performing arts ensemble, KODO. Entitled “Tsuzumi,” this explosive performance, created to commemorate the ensemble’s 40th anniversary, will electrify, dazzle and uplift audiences of all ages. Guided by three words that underpin the KODO mission – living, learning, creating – the visceral sound of KODO’s taiko drumming explores the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum forging new directions for a vibrant living artform. KODO has given over 6,500 performances in five continents cementing the ensemble as a global phenomenon like no other. Don’t miss a beat!

Since the group’s debut in 1981, KODO has given over 6,500 performances in 52 countries on five continents. This figure includes 4,000 performances under the “One Earth” banner, a theme that embodies KODO’s desire to transcend language and cultural boundaries. In addition to its performance schedule, Kodo enjoys working with thousands of school children across Japan through its ongoing “School Workshop Performance” tours. The ensemble also participates in a wide range of projects and events, which includes headlining major international festivals, contributing to motion picture soundtracks, and collaborating with a wide variety of global performing arts leaders.   

In 2001, members of KODO became the first Japanese artists to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. The following year, KODO was featured in the official anthem of the 2002 FIFA World Cup KOREA/JAPAN™ and performed live at official World Cup concerts. Then in 2003, worldwide acclaim for the Chinese movie “HERO” drew even more attention to Kodo for its work on the motion picture soundtrack. 

“Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, KODO comes as near to it as any group in the world.” – Boston Globe 

“Superlatives don’t really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of KODO.” – Chicago Tribune 

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