KODO One Earth Tour 2023: Tsuzumi
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant, living art-form. Since the group’s debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, Kodo has given over 6,500 performances on all five continents.
Striving to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts, the group is influenced by a kaleidoscope of world music and experiences. Their collaborations with other artists and composers extend across the musical spectrum and Kodo’s lack of preconceptions about its music continues to produce startling new fusion and forms.
Tsuzumi will trace the group’s origins back to the beginning as they reflect on their history and re-affirm what has shaped Kodo today. The program features a very special piece in the ensemble’s history – Dyu-Ha, which has not been performed in North America since 1989.