"Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world." ─ Boston Globe / USA
Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, Kodo bring their spectacular Taiko drumming troupe Birmingham. A breath-taking, highly choreographed and dynamic exploration of the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum.
“Tsuzumi” is the first of two commemorative works that will premiere in this milestone year. Kodo means ‘children of the drum’, and tsuzumi is an alternative reading of the kanji character for ‘drum’ in the group’s name.
The programme will feature iconic pieces and artistic direction that Kodo has honed for decades on stage. Coupled with compositions created in recent years, this theatre experience will leave audiences with a profound sense of Sado Island and Japan, as well as the depth and breadth of the Kodo ensemble.
"The members of Kodo, who live, train, and work together on as a collective on Japan's Sado Island, have performed and toured in an effort to remind audiences of their membership in that much larger community: the world. That reminder was clear and mesmerizing." ─ Los Angeles Times / USA
"Superlatives don't really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo." ─ Chicago Tribune / USA
"Dynamic, electrifying vision ....Nothing will prepare you for the 1,000 lb. drum assault, the precise timing or the wall of sound. An essential experience." ─ Time Out / UK
"Perfección, intensidad, novedad e hiper masculinidad." ─ LA NUEVA ESPAÑA / SPAIN
Visitors will only be admitted to events upon showing their EU digital COVID certificate (in electronic or paper form) and an identity document. Rapid antigen tests at a price of 50 kunas can be taken at Lisinski Hall on event day, from 2 hours to 30 minutes before event start time, or at the Life Polyclinic (Trpinjska Street 5A, Zagreb) within 48 hours before event start time upon presentation of a ticket to the event organized by Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall.