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Japanese Drumming Group Performs Wednesday

12/9/2008 —

The powerful sound of the Japanese Taiko drums will fill Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. when Taikoza, Japanese Drumming Ensemble, visits York.  This free performance is part of the campus’ Cultural and Performing Artists Series sponsored by the York Newspaper Company.  No tickets are needed for this show.
Taikoza, a Japanese music and dance group founded by Marco Lienhard, has dazzled audiences worldwide with its electrifying performances since 1995. The Taiko is a large barrel-like drum that can fill the air with the sounds of rolling thunder. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional instruments. In addition to drums of assorted sizes, Taikoza performers also play the shakuhachi and the fue (both bamboo flutes) and the koto (a 13-string instrument). For more information on Taikoza, visit their Web site at www.taikoza.com.

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