The power percussionists of DRUM TAO combine athleticism and artistry, lending a contemporary flair to ancient Japanese drumming, backed by the mesmerizing accompaniment of Japanese flutes, harps and more. DRUM TAO's pulse-pounding performances blend highly physical, large-scale drumming with precision choreography, beautiful costuming, and dramatic, innovative stage design.
In 2016, DRUM TAO took New York by storm with a successful off-Broadway run. The following year, the ensemble made its major recording debut for Universal Music, releasing an album that quickly rose to the top of the iTunes World Music charts. Since its inception, DRUM TAO has taken its powerful performances to 26 countries and performed for an astounding 8 million spectators. "The highly acclaimed New York debut of DRUM TAO represented not only Japanese entertainment, but Japan itself," says Newsweek.