One of the top-ranked taiko groups in Japan makes a return appearance to West Chester University as WCU Live! hosts “Tamagawa University: Taiko Drumming” on Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 PM in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in the Philips Memorial Building, located at 700 South High Street.
Tickets are $17 (orchestra) and $12 (balcony) and can be purchased by clicking here.
Nearly 30 drummers and dancers will entertain in a visually stunning performance in which thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese folkloric dance.
Tamagawa University and Taiko Group has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa, and the U.S. They have toured extensively on the East Coast since 2003, including performances at the Kennedy Center, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. They were awarded third place in a competition against 450 other groups at the Tokyo International Taiko contest.
“We are thrilled to again bring Tamagawa University to West Chester’s campus to entertain and amaze audiences of all ages,” said John Rhein, WCU’s Director of Cultural and Community Affairs. “Their mastery in the art of taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance is unrivaled.”