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Yamato Drummers of Japan return to UK

Spectacular percussion show to tour in 2015.

Yamato Drummers

The dynamic Yamato Drummers of Japan will return to the UK this Spring with their brand new show BAKUON, embarking on a 20-date UK tour opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Monday 20th April 2015.

Showcasing the energy and skill for which they are renowned, BAKUON takes the ancient art of Japanese Taiko Drumming and brings it bang up-to-date in an exhilarating display of expertise and athleticism. BAKUON follows the company’s last visit to the UK in 2013 with their acclaimed show Rojyoh, cementing their status as the world’s original and best Taiko Drumming company.

The Yamato Company was founded in 1993 in Japan’s Kansai region by Artistic Director, Masa Ogawa, who explains the company’s ethos: “Taiko is a musical instrument deeply familiar to every Japanese person. Since the dawn of history, Taiko’s rich reverberations have filled people with inspiration and encouragement in a wide range of settings. Its unmistakable sound is still heard throughout Japan today. We, the members of Yamato, believe in the unique value of Taiko. We are committed to preserving its traditions and exploring new possibilities for this majestic instrument. Our goal is to create ever more opportunities for the boom of Taiko to resound worldwide.”

Yamato play Wadaiko drums that range from the size of a plate to over a metre in diameter, including the Odaiko drum, hewn from one huge tree over four hundred years old. Yamato’s captivating music has both delicate beauty and heart thumping bass power, played by drummers with a strength and skill that defies belief.

This tour marks the company’s highly anticipated return to the UK, following the huge successes of their 2008 and 2013 shows.

For more information on Yamato visit: www.yamatodrummers.com/uk

Tour Listings

Monday 20 April 2015
Bristol Hippodrome
Box Office: 0844 871 3012 | Atgtickets.Com/Bristol

Tuesday 21 April 2015
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7645 Atgtickets.Com/Woking

Friday 24 April 2015
Stoke On Trent Victoria Hall
Box Office: 0844 871 7649 Atgtickets.Com/Stoke

Sunday 26 April 2015
Brighton Theatre Royal
Box Office: 0844 871 7650 Atgtickets.Com/Brighton

Monday 27 April 2015
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Box Office: 029 2063 6464 Wmc.Org.Uk

Tuesday 28 April 2015
Torquay Princess Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3023 Atgtickets.Com/Torquay

Wednesday 29 April 2015
Barnstaple The Queen’s Theatre
Box Office: 01271 324242 Northdevontheatres.Org.Uk

Friday 1 May 2015
Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Box Office: 024 7652 4524 Warwickartscentre.Co.Uk

Saturday 2 May 2015
York Grand Opera House
Box Office: 0844 871 3024 Atgtickets.Com/York

Sunday 3 – Monday 4 May 2015
Canterbury The Marlowe Theatre
Box Office: 01227 787787 Marlowetheatre.Com

Tuesday 5 May 2015
Salford The Lowry
Box Office: 0843 208 6010 Thelowry.Com

Wednesday 6 May 2015
Bromley Churchill Theatre
Box Office: 08448 717 620 Atgtickets.Com/Bromley

Friday 8 May 2015
Leicester De Montfort Hall
Box Office: 0116 233 3111 Demontforthall.Co.Uk

Saturday 9 May 2015
Watford Colosseum
Box Office: 0845 075 3993 Watfordcolosseum.Co.Uk

Sunday 10 May 2015
Wimbledon New Wimbledon Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7646 Atgtickets.Com/Wimbledon

Monday 11 May 2015
Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Box Office: 0844 871 3015 Atgtickets.Com/Folkestone

Thursday 14 May 2015
Inverness Eden Court Theatre
Box Office: 01463 234 234 Eden-Court.Co.Uk

Friday 15 May 2015
Dundee Rep Theatre
Box Office: 01382 223530 Dundeerep.Co.Uk

Sunday 17 May 2015
Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3011 Atgtickets.Com/Birmingham

Monday 18 May 2015
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Box Office: 0131 529 6000 Edtheatres.Com

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