A JAPANESE drumming ensemble with be coming to Basingstoke to entertain an audience with a stunning performance.

Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo bring the spirit of the taiko to The Anvil on Saturday, February 3 for a show that embodies sound, resonance, and physicality.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo will be in Basingstoke

In Japanese, the word Kodo holds a double meaning. It can be translated as heartbeat, the primal source of all rhythm. However, the group’s name is written with different characters, which mean drum and child. This reflects Kodo’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child. 

Kodo have composed soundtracks to major films, as well as having become the inspiration for many taiko (Japanese drum) players around the world.

Based on Sado Island, Japan, they've played a significant role in popularising taiko drumming, both in Japan and abroad – forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form.

For more information, contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit anvilarts.org.uk.