JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMING
This Wadaiko Japanese drum group are as impactful as they come. Their performances are a spectacular visual display of stamina and strength. The vibrations produced on stage are able to energize whole audiences. The fundamental basis of their performances is not simply to transplant one culture’s music into another, but to allow a new form of music to grow upon a sure foundation of understanding and application of the Wadaiko technique and spirit. Through the collective power of these drummers, they have been able to forge a style of their own that reflects the members’ high energy, commitment and joy in making music.
They have spellbound guests at major international events which include Tattersall Awards 2000, President’s Cup 1998 and Pre-match entertainment at the MCG Olympic Football Tournaments. There is only one of the giant drums to be accompanied by the still impressive large drums, seen here being struck on either end.