CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 2 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko
Brooklyn Center for Perf Arts
Taiko is the Japanese word for drum, the beat of which resounds throughout Japanese culture. Soh Daiko’s varied repertoire derives from Shinto music traditions, adaptions of existing taiko compositions, and original compositions/arrangements by ensemble members . In addition to drums, the group uses instruments such as the bamboo flute, brass bells, conch shells, and gongs. Much more than just percussion, Soh Daiko’s presentation also features the visual element of movement and choreography, requiring the physical strength, endurance, and energy that makes taiko such an exciting performance experience.
Soh Daiko has recently been featured on MTV, the Late Show with David Letterman, and NPR’s All Things Considered. The ensemble also has performed with Kodo, Korn, and Kanye West.
This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC, A Citywide Festival Exploring Japan’s Arts and Culture. carnegiehall.org/JapanNYC