At the 2013 Toronto Buskerfest last year, we came across a group who were playing Japanese drums.
The group played enthusiastically and even added the movement required in their performance.
However, I had previously seen a group of women play the Taiko drums and this group was in need of more practice. They needed to drum with more strength and athleticism. Have a look at the drumming of a well-known Japenese group:
When watching the drummers, I am always amazed by their body strength:
I have not seen again the women’s troupe I saw about 9 years ago at a festival – but I always keep my eye out for them. They were athletic, played with energy and strength, and seemed tireless.
Have you seen performers play the Japanese drums?
(This post is linked to Paula’s Thursday Special)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014