MIAC Live: Yamato, The Drummers of Japan

Tuesday, February 4, 2025 • 7:30 pm


Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Yamato is a Japanese Taiko drumming group based in Asuka-mura Nara Prefecture. On stage, they stand with more than 40 Taiko drums, each with a different character. Yamato does more than simply make their Taiko drums explode; they produce delicate music that gives the listener a palette of meticulously crafted sound. At once intense, then sad, and even comforting and comical, you’re more than a bystander when you experience Yamato. You’re engulfed in the sound of the Taiko, becoming one with the performers. The group’s newest production, “Hito no Chikara,” explores how “the power of human strength” encompasses emotions, ethics, creativity, intuition, physical limitations, and the richness of personal experiences. Committed to preserving Taiko tradition, while also adding some of their own style, the group has performed in 54 countries and for roughly eight million people.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the MIAC website.