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Japanese drummers represent cultural rhythm

A TAO drummer gives his all at the beginning of the show Friday night at Laxson Auditorium.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Sarah Scharf

February 8, 2014

Hands and sticks became blurred as drummers shouted back and forth with the rhythm, beating their drums with dizzying speed and precision. This was the overwhelming effect of Japanese taiko drumming. TAO: Phoenix Rising took the stage on Friday Night at Laxson Auditorium.The show opened with tranquil flute...

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Japanese Taiko Drumming