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Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at Cornerstone

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Prices: £22, conc £19, under 16s £14

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe 25

Saturday 11 May 2019 7:30pm

Tags: Music

In their landmark 25th year, the UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe return to the road with a brand new show of skill, stamina & red-hot rhythms to stir your soul!

As Europe’s longest-established taiko group, Mugenkyo are widely recognised as the ground-breaking pioneers of this exciting art-form, with cross-genre collaborations, TV film & recording projects, and thousands of performances worldwide, thrilling audiences and inspiring generations of taiko players. 

This year they celebrate the growth of their Tribe of performers from across the globe, with the latest captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and powerful rhythms on huge taiko drums. 

Reviews

★★★★★ 'This show is not one to be missed.' Edinburgh Evening News

'Mugenkyo showcases its musical presentation in totally modern style, making the esoteric thoroughly pop... sustaining its appeal right to the climax, winning thunderous applause.' The Stage

'This latest show is something else. It is, unashamedly, drumming as theatre, but also drumming as an almost religious experience… exhilarating to behold. Even if you've seen them before, you'll be gobsmacked.' The Glasgow Herald

★★★★★ 'If ever there was a musical incarnation of raw physical power, Taiko drumming has to be it. Mugenkyo have brought their energetic Taiko performance to Edinburgh, receiving whoops of joy from its audiences' Edinburgh Evening News

'In the hands of Mugenkyo, Japanese taiko drumming becomes a totality, taking in everything from music to performance… Rules were made to be broken, and Mugenkyo do it with panache, not only with their costumes and startling choreography, but also the drums themselves.' fRoots Magazine

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