KODO, drumming group

folk & world

Kodo: Legacy

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with a physically stunning and musically sensational show.

Legacy puts Kodo’s huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring.

Taiko is a traditional Japanese drum and is the basis of a vibrant living art form. Drumming troupe Kodo, whose name means ‘heartbeat’, are its masters, catapulting ancient Japanese culture squarely into the 21st century.

Part of Kodo One Earth Tour 2020: Legacy Europe Tour.

Since their formation in 1981, Kodo have given no fewer than 5,800 performances in 49 countries around the world.

New show Legacy combines some of their best-loved pieces and new work, which concentrates on the infinite possibilities of their sensational drumming.

This show is part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019 – 2020

Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquillity, Kodo’s sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall to cataclysmic thunderclaps, from silence to a wall of sound, as high, frightening and impregnable as a mountain

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Royal Festival Hall


£25 - £45
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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