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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan: The Wings of Phoenix

Sadlers Wells welcome a new rhythmic spectacle as the sensational YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan return with their show The Wings of Phoenix in 2024. With a remarkable 30-year history and having performed in 54 countries around the world with over 4,500 shows, YAMATO, the globally renowned Japanese taiko drumming group, bring their breathtaking performances to London characterised by unparalleled athleticism, energy and passion which resonate with explosive beats. This acclaimed company, with its incredible track record, celebrates the exhilarating tradition that they have continued for years, and set new expectations for the evolution of this ancient art form. Adrenaline-fuelled and full of vibrant colour, YAMATO will bring the spirit of Japan to the Peacock Theatre in the West End this summer.

Based in Asuka-mura Nara Prefecture, which is well regarded as the hometown and birthplace of Japanese culture, YAMATO travel all over the world to share in their culture in an astonishing spectacle of drumbeats. Touring with a symphony of over 40 traditional taiko drums which range in size from 10kg to 500kg, YAMATO perform in theatres, schools, and also hold workshops and Taiko lessons. The impressive troupe are established ambassadors for Taiko drumming, continuing to evolve and respect the tradition from which it derives for modern
audiences. Taiko drums are an instrument with a history spanning over a millennium, deeply ingrained in the lives of Japanese people. Its deep and resonant sounds have facilitated dialogue with the gods in Shinto rituals, fostered harmony among people during festivals, provided solace and, above all, stirred the soul. YAMATO believes in the inherent power of the taiko.
Running Time: 2 hours (including 20 minute interval)

Tickets: £18
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT
Thu 4 Jul to Today