Dramatic Taiko Drumming at UCLA's Royce Hall In Kodo: One Earth Tour 2007
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Maurice Hines' song-and-dance tribute to his late brother Gregory reunites him with the talented Manzari Brothers, his co-stars in the smash Sophisticated Ladies, along with 10-year-old phenom Luke Spring, who at 7 years old was wowing TV audiences on the Ellen show. Hines, who started out with his brother and father in a '50s act called "Hines, Hines & Dad," soon went on to star on Broadway in shows like Eubie!, Bring Back Birdie, Uptown ... It's Hot and his own production, Hot Feet. This joyful tap-filled trip back through the Hines brothers' amazing lives and careers also recognizes inspirations like Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat "King" Cole and more. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Dynamic and electrifying… Nothing will prepare you for the 1,000 lb. drum assault, the precise timing of the wall of sound. An essential experience!” —Time Out, UK
“Kodo reminds its audience that, above all, its music is a matter of flesh and blood, wood and stretched skin. Kodo can raise the roof, but can also show extraordinary finesse.” —The New York Times
Back by popular demand, Japan’s taiko percussionists continue to electrify audiences with their virtuosity and enormous strength. Generating waves of intense rhythmic percussion to create a primal musical experience, this one-of-a-kind ensemble returns to Royce Hall promoting global unity through the pulse of a powerful drum.
Translating as “heartbeat” or “children of the drum,” Kodo was formed in 1981 by a community of people who sought to preserve the traditional Japanese performing arts. These percussionists from Japan’s Sado Island electrify audiences with their virtuosity, enormous strength and stamina. __