Bands / Musicians: Dojo Drummers

Location: UK

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The Dojo Drummers performance is energetic, colourful and a highly choreographed spectacle of powerful rhythms and explosive energy, performed in full costume. Taiko drumming is a visual and dynamic art-form originally from Japan, and has become hugely popular across the world.

The Dojo Drummers represent the Mugen Taiko Dojo the UKs Centre for Taiko Drumming at a wide variety of festivals, special events and private engagements. The highly experienced set-up regularly perform at prestigious events at venues such as Birmingham NEC, London Excel, Edinburgh EICC and Manchester G-Mex. Past performances have also included large sporting events at Murrayfield, Twickenham, Cardiff & Swansea, and numerous outdoor festival appearances across the UK and Ireland.

The Dojo Drummers perform primarily as a six-piece tightly choreographed unit, but have a flexible line-up, which can be expanded to up to twelve performers at large-scale events. The group is composed of players who have trained intensively at the Taiko Dojo for several years, and include members of the renowned Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers.

The group perform a varied repertoire, from traditional pieces to modern compositions, ranging from precise and fast rhythms, to powerful evocative beats. The performers use the full range of taiko drums and percussion, all the highest quality instruments imported especially from Japan. A focal point of their stage set-up is the Gekko drum, a visually impressive one and a half meter diameter skin drum. The exhilarating rhythms on the taiko drums are accompanied by the delicate shinobue bamboo flute, and complemented by exciting martial choreography.