KODO -- Japan's legendary Kodo drummers
If we can speak of perfection in music, Kodō comes closer to it than any other ensemble in the world. (The New York Times)
Since the first world tour with a performance in Berlin in Protected content has remained historic, Kodō stands out for its unique ability to remain faithful to the millennial tradition of taiko, the Japanese drum, while continuing to open up new horizons to reinvigorate this form of 'art.
“The Legacy title indicates a path. Thus, as we revisited the fundamentals of Kodō in the course of the practice for our performances together with veterans and young people, the conviction matured that the unique DNA of Kodō consists in that dedication with all the heart, which is an essential part of our 'traits. '; they must be kept and transmitted to the next generation and from this foundation we can bring out a new and solid creative force ". (Yuichiro Funabashi, group leader)
As a demonstration of the continuity, the generational renewal and the evolution of the style did not affect the artistic quality of the ensemble, whose live performances are able to excite and involve in a telluric current of joy in music that no audio or video recording can equal and few other artists are able to give.
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