Kodo, a professional taiko company, has popularized modern taiko drumming. They performed in Indiana this last month, and are on a 22 U.S. tour through March 25th. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Yosuke Kusa from the group, with assistance from translator and tour manager Yui Kawamoto.
There's more about their tour here.
DADAN is the group’s 2017 program, created by artistic director Tamasaburo Bando. It translates as “Drumming Men”, and appropriately features the company’s young male members,absent of singing, dancing, flutes and female performers. Instead, this production exclusively uses taiko drums of all shapes and sizes, as well as other forms of percussion.