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Feeling the spirit of the drums

Vancouver-based Uzume Taiko embraces lightness with Taiko & Take performance



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They've collaborated with the likes of Paul Bray, Mearingstone, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Ben Rogalsky and Dave Corman. This time around, they're touring with musician Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, pairing the taiko drums with the sounds of shakuhachi and shinobue flutes in a performance titled Taiko and Take.

"The sound of the flute, the bamboo, it's a great contrast to the heavy drums, so he adds a lot to the show," Soon said.