Exeter Northcott - A Feast of Taiko and Amanojaku
A wonderful weekend event for all lovers of the ancient Japanese tradition of Taiko featuring Amanojaku from Japan, Exeter's Kagemusha Taiko and others. Part of the 9th UK Taiko Festival.
A Feast of Taiko - Friday 5 July
Taiko drumming concerts are always an uplifting experience. This is the annual concert by the best young players in the country. It'll be an evening of high energy, excitement and inspiration, headlined by the multiple award-winning youth group from Kegemusha Taiko, and featuring other youth groups from across the UK.
Tickets: £12 £10 under 16s
Amanojaku - Saturday 6 July & Sunday 7 July
This is a rare chance to see one of Japan's finest professional taiko groups.
Founded in 1986 by taiko master, Yoichi Watanabe, Amanojaku are celebrated around the world not only for the grace and power of their performances, but for the originality of their compositions. The group has played in over 45 countries and were a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002.
Exeter is privileged to be welcoming the group back to the UK for two exclusive performances as part of the 9th UK Taiko Festival.
A support set will be played on both evenings by Kagemusha Taiko.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets: £12.50 - £22.00
Tickets available from Exeter Northcott (01392 493493 10am-6pm) or in person or online. Tickets are also available via Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets, Dix's Field, EX1 1GF (Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm)
Under 16s: £10
For more information about those taking part in the festival visit www.taikofestival.org
Age: suitable for all ages
Running Time: 1hr 50 mins (tbc)
This event forms part of the 8th UK Taiko Festival. For more information visit www.taikofestival.org
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