a man drumming

The group that made taiko drumming a worldwide phenomenon, Kodo explores the exquisite possibilities of their traditional art form. Synonymous with Japanese drumming since their 1984 inception, Kodo constantly forges new directions to inspire generations of drummers. In Japanese, “kodo” conveys both “heartbeat”—the primal source of all rhythm—and “children of the drum,” a reflection of the group’s simple-yet-resounding style. In tempests of percussion and a spectacle of strength, Kodo fortifies the common bond we share as human beings.

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.