In conjunction with Kuala Lumpur Festival 2010, which is organized by the Ministry of Information, Communication, and Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Federal Territory, The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) will present “Yamato” Japanese Drum Concert in Kuala Lumpur on 12 ? 13 July 2010, co-organized by the Embassy of Japan and One Utama Shopping Centre.

Japanese Taiko drummers “Yamato” was born in the country of Yamato, the present Nara Prefecture in 1993 by Masa Ogawa, and has its headquarters in Asuka Village in Nara, which is known for many ancient monuments and named as its birthplace of Japanese culture. In the village of Asuka with more than a thousand years of history, Yamato seeks new expression with Wadaiko ? Japanese drums as its backbone. What they do everyday is to prepare, perform or travelling. They continuously touring around the world with drums in their hand as their motto is to meet people and make the world a little more happy.

The place where Yamato performs is the space where people gather in the resounding beat of drums. When sound created by Yamato resonates with the pulse of everybody present, the moment of “meeting” exists and it will give Yamato the energy for tomorrow, running through the world to continue drumming and seeking encounters. Audiences surrounded by the sound of Wadaiko, is what Japanese call “Tamashii”, which can be translated as soul, spirit, psyche and so on, which is the basic element of life. Yamato attempts to create a stage production which is the celebration of life.

Since their tour in China in 1994, “Yamato” has already done 2,000 performances in 45 countries all over the world, and has gained a high reputation. Surely, this is the MUST SEE Concert!!

Date: 12 July 2010
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Ground Floor Highstreet (Rainforest), 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya

Date: 13 July 2010
Time: 8:30pm (Door opening time at 7.30pm)
Venue: Auditorium DBKL, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Menara DBKL 1, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur

* Admission: Free
** Seats are limited, to be allocated at check-in, on a first-come, first-served basis

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