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Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Concert in Horsham

This spring, the UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the road with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul!

In their 25th year as Europe’s longest established Taiko organization, Mugenkyo celebrate the growth of their Tribe of performers from across the globe, with the latest captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and sumptuous soundscapes, all wrapped up in a breath-taking display of high energy and powerful earth-shaking rhythms on huge taiko drums.

Mugenkyo are Europe’s leading taiko drum group, originally established in 1994, and are at the forefront of the art-form on this continent, forging a new path with their innovative approach, honed from years on the touring circuit. Since their last Fringe appearance in 2013, Mugenkyo have developed their unique style still further, fusing the traditional taiko spirit with a modern image and sound, with dramatic lighting, theatricality and humour, and contemporary musical sensibility, captivating audiences the world over with their energetic and dynamic performances.

As well as their extensive touring, Mugenkyo have just released their 6th album “Way of the Drum” and have also released 3 concert DVD’s, making them the most artistically prolific taiko group outside of Japan. In addition to their main touring work at theatres and concert halls, Mugenkyo also perform at large-scale events and festivals at home and abroad, and have appeared on numerous television programmes such as the Brit Awards and BBC Last Night of the Proms. Mugenkyo push the boundaries of the art-form with their genre-crossing collaborations, such as in the highly acclaimed “The World of the Gods” with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, with violin, piano & voice for the BBC World Showcase, with fiddle, tabla & Indian dance for the Edinburgh Mela Festival, with Scottish bagpipes for the BBC Last Night of the Proms.

Performance: Sun 19 May, 7.30pm, The Capitol, Horsham. Tickets: £23 full/ £20.50 conc/ £14 U16s, available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com and via the Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220

Web: taiko.co.uk     Twitter: @MugenkyoTaiko    Facebook: @mugenkyo

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