Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kodo; Taiko, Japanese Drums

What a drive home from work Tues night. I stepped out of the office into a whole lot of smoke. Visibility was down to at least 1/2 mile. Some people were driving with their headlights on. It's hard to believe all that smoke came from Newton and Johnson counties. I hate it when they do control burns.
Fortunately the smoke cleared by the time I left for the Walton Arts Center. I saw a performance of Kodo, performers of the taiko (Japanese drum) The performers were not just playing drums, they were gymnasts, dancers, and in a couple of skits, comedians. It was a fantastic performance, nearly 2 hours of drums, large and small. As I stepped out of the Arts Center, I could still feel the drums humming through my body.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Greg from The fiveforty said the performance was awesome.

Thanks for the visit, you've been added to the locals blogroll.

Valerie said...

Thank you! I really appreciate that!