Arts

Ancient Japanese Art Comes Alive

Atlanta Taiko Project members practice.
Atlanta Taiko Project members practice.
Credit Eric Durban / WABE

The art of Taiko drumming dates back to sixth century Japan. Fast forward almost 1,500 years and in this Atlanta Sound, we meet Atlanta Taiko Project member Travis Lau. With such a precise, rhythmic display, Lau says that Taiko is an art that should be seen as well as heard. “It’s such a powerful bodily practice that is mental, spiritual and physical,” Lau says. “That’s what defines Taiko.”

Atlanta Sounds – Taiko Drumming

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