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Fubuki Daiko: Godzilla vs. Led Zeppelin

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To label this percussive powerhouse a drum ensemble would be a little like calling Godzilla a big lizard.

Waving their sinewy arms in the air, the Winnipeg quintet circle and attack their massive drums with an artful fluidity that is both primal and precise. You can’t take your eyes off them.

They use their entire bodies to connect to their instruments, and after witnessing this hour-long spectacle of riveting rhythms and intense showmanship, you’ll understand why they thank their chiropractors and massage therapists at the end.

If the title weren’t clue enough that Fubuki Daiko like to play fast and loose with ancient Japanese tradition, the numbers inspired by Benny Goodman and Haitian voodoo, and the rap finale, should make the point nicely. If you haven’t seen this festival mainstay on the outdoor stage in the past 17 years, it’s time to see Fubuki Daiko’s indoor debu

— Carolin Vesely

From the Fringe program:

In ancient Japan, taiko drums were used to frighten invaders, inspire troops in battle and call the gods.

For the past 17 years, Fubuki Daiko has been reinventing this traditional art form. Merging primal roots with modern sensibilities, the group has thrilled audiences across North America with their musicianship, humour and sheer physical stamina.

Don't miss this non-stop, no holds barred percussive display that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance and all rhythm.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $9 for Seniors, Kids (12 & under)

Warnings: loud drumming

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Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM CDT:
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