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Monday, October 29, 10 a.m.
Grades 4-12

YamatoInspiring and beautifully artistic, the Japanese taiko drummers of
Yamato put their very souls into these unusual instruments whose
sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere.  These highly skilled musicians, performing on drums ranging from the size of a dinner plate
to a massive six-foot diameter drum, blend phenomenally powerful and dramatic drumming with music of delicate beauty and humor. Athleticism, superhuman feats of coordination and incredible intensity combine to produce a unique form of music. Their performances are infused with
the idea that the drumbeat, like the heartbeat, is the very pulse of life.

Illinois Learning Standards
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Sangamon Auditorium ~ University of Illinois Springfield ~ Tickets 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960