The San Jose Taiko Drummers will perform Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland. ACTC, WVHU, Oldies 97.1 and The Greater Ashland Beacon are cosponsoring the performance to help bring the world-class ensemble to this area.
For forty years, the San Jose Taiko Drummers have been mesmerizing audiences around the world with their powerful and spellbinding sounds. The ensemble performs extensively around the world, reaching more than 100,000 audience members each year.
The musicians of San Jose Taiko have broadened and embellished this historical art form into a style that joins the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Balinese, Brazilian, Latin and jazz.
The performances include traditional and contemporary dance elements in tightly choreographed movements many identify with Japanese martial arts. Colorful, costumes and accompaniments by other traditional Japanese instruments enhance the experience.
Contact the Paramount Arts Center for tickets, 606.324.0007.