Kodo is a Japanese precision drumming troupe who is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. They are celebrating with the One Earth Tour, which just completed its North America leg in Utica, NY last night.
We saw them several years ago at Purchase College Performing Arts Center. They are phenomenal. Their uniformity along with their individual and collective strength will amaze you. The drum represents the human heart in each of us. Listening to it in unison will build a wonderful, spiritual intensity inside of you as you join your heart with Kodo’s drumming heart.
Here is a very well written music review from the NY Times about Kodo’s appearance at Lincoln Center this past week. Music Review: The Lords of the Drum (nytimes.com)