YAMATO, also known as “The Drummers of Japan,” is set to make their highly anticipated return to the Philippines this June. Presented by JT International (Philippines) Inc. and organized by The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), this extraordinary tour promises to mesmerize audiences with the powerful and captivating artistry of traditional Japanese drumming. With their explosive performances and renowned choreography, YAMATO has garnered international acclaim, and their upcoming shows in Manila and Davao are expected to be nothing short of spectacular.
- The Long-Awaited Return: After more than a decade, YAMATO is finally coming back to the Philippines, bringing their exhilarating drumming prowess to the eager audience. With a worldwide reputation and over 4,000 shows in 54 countries, YAMATO’s performances are a dynamic fusion of ancient traditions and contemporary energy that have enthralled people across the globe. This long-awaited Philippine Tour is a rare opportunity for both returning fans and first-timers to experience the magic of YAMATO firsthand.
- Unforgettable Performances: The Manila performance will take place at the prestigious Theatre at Solaire on June 11, providing an elegant and acoustically rich venue for the enthralling drumming extravaganza. Meanwhile, on June 13, the Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School in Davao will resonate with the electrifying beats of YAMATO, creating an intimate and immersive setting for the audience to be captivated by their artistry. Both locations have been thoughtfully chosen to enhance the audience’s experience and ensure an unforgettable evening.
- Sharing the Beauty of Taiko: YAMATO’s artistic director, Masa Ogawa, believes that the deep reverberations of taiko drums have the power to inspire and encourage people. Their mission is to share the beauty of taiko with the world and make it resonate more deeply within the hearts of their audience. By blending traditional drumming techniques with innovative choreography, YAMATO creates a mesmerizing spectacle that transports viewers to the heart of Japanese culture and instills a sense of awe and wonder.
- Celebrating ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation: The timing of YAMATO’s visit to the Philippines is significant as 2023 marks the 50th commemorative year of ASEAN-Japan relations. In celebration of this milestone, JFM has invited YAMATO to perform in the Philippines, creating an opportunity to strengthen the cultural ties between the two nations. This event not only showcases the enduring bond between Japan and the Philippines but also pays homage to the 120th anniversary of Japanese migration to the country, making it a momentous occasion for both cultures.
Prepare to be swept away by the thunderous beats and electrifying energy of YAMATO Live 2023 The Drummers of Japan. As they return to Manila and Davao, their performances promise to transport audiences on a rhythmic journey that will leave an indelible impression. Don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the magic of Japanese drumming at YAMATO Live 2023. Catch the beat and experience the awe-inspiring fusion of tradition and innovation this June.