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Yamato’s drums up excitement at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Don’t miss Yamato – The Drummers of Japan when it returns to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA), observing its 30th anniversary show on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $50. This show is sponsored by Aria Apartment Homes.

With dozens of musician-athletes, YAMATO – THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN delivers vibrant and precise choreography in its new critically acclaimed program, marking the ensemble’s 30th anniversary:「火の鳥」Hinotori – The Wings of Phoenix.

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 people of 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 the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.