Yamato: The Drummers of Japan brings electrifying enthusiasm to North America for a 40-city tour of JHONETSU – PASSION! Don’t miss the troupe when it returns to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $50. With dozens of musician-athletes, YAMATO – THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN kicks off the show with a Taiko drum weighing half a ton. They move their bodies to strike the traditional instrument with the belief that the drumbeat – like the heartbeat – is the very pulse of life and the epitome of the Japanese spirit.
Marking its 26th season, Yamato delivers vibrant and precise choreography in its new critically acclaimed program, JHONETSU – PASSION!, which London One has hailed as “an exhilarating and worthwhile experience.” With astounding state-of-the-art special effects, theatrical panache, and the revered ancient traditions of Japanese drumming, Yamato makes Japanese Wadaiko drumming accessible to all ages. The Guardian newspaper of the United Kingdom exalted: “If you’re looking for inspiring drumming and infectious dance rhythms, you’ll be disappointed. This is much, much more.”
Yamato has become a familiar presence in Europe since its 1998 performance at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts celebration in the world, where the drummers’ physically challenging performances and athleticism mesmerized critics and fans, attracting the attention of producers who promptly recruited the award-winning ensemble for tours. Yamato has performed for standing-room-only crowds in Holland, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, and Italy. From impromptu street performances to packed concert halls and overseas tours in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America, Yamato has raised awareness and appreciation for Japanese heritage and traditions.
For tickets or more information, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.
This article was released by Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.