The Art of the Drum

Durango will get a taste of Far Eastern music and dance with Monday’s performance of TAO: The Art of the Drum at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Columbia Artists Management

Durango will get a taste of Far Eastern music and dance with Monday’s performance of TAO: The Art of the Drum at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

TAO, called “rock stars” in the world of Taiko traditional Japanese drumming, will perform “The Art of the Drum” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The show combines remarkable athleticism, extravagant costuming and Japan’s best Taiko drummers. The group trains in the Aso-Juju National Park in a mountain compound where their daily routine includes a pre-dawn walk, running, martial arts, drumming and dance.

Tickets cost $25-$40, available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, by phone at 247-7657 or at the downtown box office at Seventh Street and Main Avenue. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlG5asr3D7Y&feature=related to see the group in action.

Herald Staff

Durango will get a taste of Far Eastern music and dance with Monday’s performance of TAO: The Art of the Drum at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Enlarge photo

Courtesy of Columbia Artists Management

Durango will get a taste of Far Eastern music and dance with Monday’s performance of TAO: The Art of the Drum at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.