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Zoku - Kodo

Kodo (鼓童) is one of the elite taiko drumming groups today. Based in Sado Island, Japan, they have been a major force in the post World-War II revitalization of taiko drumming, both in Japan and abroad. They regularly tour Japan and the US.

In japanese, the word “kodo" conveys two meanings: "hearbeat",the primal source of all rhythm and, read in a different way, the word can mean "children of the drum" a reflection of Kodo’s desire to play their drums simply, with the heart of a child.