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The beat of a different drum


"I believe jazz is one of the prominent elements in our music as we believe it can greatly enrich the rhythms of wadaiko and together they will create a new kind of modern music," Ikuo said.

As for their Taiwan debut, the director said the troupe has been working with local artists and theater professionals in order to present something very "Taiwanese." "Different from our current performances in Europe, we will have new things added to the Taipei shows," said Ikuo, adding that the troupe can only make two to three new numbers a year.

For more information on the drumming ensemble, visit its bilingual site at

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