Monday, March 18 - 7:30 p.m.


WVU Creative Arts Center

About the Event

Masters of the ancient tradition of taiko drumming, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant, living art form. In Japanese the word “Kodo” conveys two meanings. The first is the literal “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. The sound of the great taiko is said to resemble a mother's heartbeat as felt in the womb. The second meaning of the word is “children of the drum” and is a reflection of Kodo's desire to play the drums simply with the heart of a child. Under the direction of Artistic Director and Kabuki luminary Tamasaburo Bando, Kodo strives to both preserve and reinterpret traditional Japanese performing arts. The explosive One Earth Tour includes traditional Japanese folk arts; and compositions by such composers as Maki Ishii and Shinichiro Ikebe; Kabuki orchestra musicians Roetsu Tosha and Kiyohiko Senba; and jazz pianist Yousuke Yamashita; as well as original compositions by Kodo members. This tour, with its message of shared humanity, environmental awareness and peace, promises an evening of heart-pounding, bone-shaking percussion not to be missed!

Ticket Information

Rows A-C – $55
Rows D-L – $45
Rows M-Z – $40
Rows AA-GG – $35

WVU Students - All Seats $28

Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center Box Offices (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

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