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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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“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. __

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