South Florida's Taiko drum ensemble Fushu Daiko performs its new show, Spirit Drummers, in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Spirit Drummers is inspired by the Japanese legend of the demon drummers of Nafune who used creative means to defend themselves from marauding Samurai in the 16th century. The score weaves original Fushu Daiko compositions with the traditional style and rhythms of the Noto area while the sounds of Japanese koto (harp) and shinobue (flute) add depth and beauty to the score.
Fushu Daiko’s music combines the traditional drums and rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world, such as jazz and rhythm and blues, to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience that strives to cross boundaries and connect cultures. The group is known for thrilling audiences with its thundering rhythms, dynamic movements, and intense showmanship.