PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:
Taikoza, Japanese Taiko Drummers are back at Symphony Space for an amazing evening of exciting drumming and colorful dances. Taikoza hits the stage with a high-energy performance of traditional and original Japanese tunes featuring flutes and an amazing array of ancestral Taiko drums.
When: Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 7PM
Where: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC.
Tickets: $35.00 (member/senior/student $27) go to Symphonyspace.org
Or call 212-864-5400
Train: 96th Street on 1,2 and3 trains.
Experience the exciting rhythms of the ancestral Taiko and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional instruments. Taikoza has performed in Europe, Asia and has extensively toured North America. They have appeared on ESPN, Sumo tournament at Madison Square Garden and recorded for a Nintendo wii game: Red Steel 1 and 2.
Quotes from the Media:
“ In its choreography and its vigor taiko becomes almost a martial art, one in which violence has been sublimated into disciplined exultation a blend of high-decibel virtuosity and sinful shakuhachi solos. Precision and energy are paramount here and the product, for me, was medicinal. It is a combination narcotic, stimulant and vitamin pill.”
Bernard Holland, NY Times
“Something strange and wonderful is coming your way. There was thunder and there was lighting and there was the sea crashing against a cliff, and volcanoes. For a few utterly transporting minutes, there was expressed in the metaphors of merciless rhythms and fluttering melodies, anything a listener had experienced, would experience and could imagine experiencing.”
ERIC HUBLER, WASHINGTON POST
This performance is made possible in part by funds from East Winds, Inc. and in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and in part by public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/NY Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
CONTACT MARCO LIENHARD
646-418-8808 or email@example.com, www.taikoza.com
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