Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wadaiko Drum Performance at Katara

Japan Foundation presents taiko tour by Eitetsu Hayashi, a pioneer of solo taiko performance, in celebration of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and 4 GCC countries; Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain.

Hiroshima-born Eitetsu Hayashi is one of the legendary taiko drummers. His career started as a founding member and principal performer of internationally renowned taiko groups Sado-Ondekoza and Kodo, and began his solo activities in 1982. Hayashi has originated a unique and emotive o-daiko(big drum) solo style and created the new horizon of taiko performance beyond the traditional styles. His technique, physical stamina and expressive range have enabled to make innovative fusions with various music spectra; from classical, jazz, rock, modern music and world music to dance.

After our sushi dinner, we saw this really incredible wadaiko drum performance at Katara.

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