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Sounds like a good goal, looks like there performance was not only one of a kind, but would have sounded amazing to have seen in person.
That is really cool that you are going back home for the summer, I still am trying to get a summer or semester in france one of the next few years. . . praying for your continued safety and ability to stay sane with your insane amounts of classes, and fire training. God bless.
I had the opportunity to view a performance of the Japanese taiko drums by the Tamagawa University students on tour. Their show was powerful enough to take one’s breath away, and it was full of vibrant energy and color- it’s hard to imagine that some of the students were able to accomplish so much in the way of being in sync and manually coordinated in the space of several years. With powerful yet amazingly coordinated movements they thundered the whole auditorium, and it’s only with the help of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik that I am able to get my thoughts together, jarred and tossed about as they were by the intensity of the drums.
One good thing is that now I’m motivated to learn Japanese history and all. I think I’m gonna make that my goal for the upcoming summer. I’m going to have a busy summer even though I’m spending it back at home rather than on campus like some of my international student friends. I’d rather be back among friends and family though, that’s for sure.
Anyhow, though this recording does very little justice to the awesomeness of the group, here’s a bit of the type of taiko performance that I heard, from the very group (click here to listen)
More info in Japanese and pics here.