February 19, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center
1600 Stewart Dr
The taiko: a traditional Japanese drum with limitless rhythmic possibilities. Kodo’s mission is to explore these possibilities, and in the process, forge new directions for a vibrant living art form. In Japanese, the word “kodo” holds a double meaning: it can be translated as “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm; however, if read in a different context, “kodo” can also mean “children of the drum,” which reflects the group’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child.
Since the group’s debut in 1981, Kodo has given over 6,000 performances in 50 countries on five continents. This includes 3,900 performances under the “One Earth” banner, a theme that embodies Kodo’s desire to transcend language and cultural boundaries, all while reminding its audiences of the common bonds we share as human beings and with the natural world.