Japan’s Explosive Drums Come To Life For The First Time In Cebu

After 10 successful shows at Resorts World Manila last month in July, world-renowned Japan martial arts and drum-playing extraordinaire, Travelife Drum Tao Night, will finally be showcasing their internationally applauded performance in CEBU for the very first time on September 1, 2012 , 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. The show is proudly brought to the Philippines by TRAVELIFE MAGAZINE, the Philippines’ leading travel & lifestyle publication and Establish Events in association with ABS CBN, Fox International in support of the ABS CBN Foundation. “This is not only about drums, it is a total entertainment show with dance, martial arts and humour, full of energy and I’m sure you have not seen a show of this kind before, it must be experienced live.” says Leonard Dela Torre, Founder of Establish Events.

After playing to audiences of more than 5 million, in 400 cities in 17 countries that include Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, USA, Australia, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany, critically- acclaimed Drum Tao, will explode onto the Cebu stage with its eclectic mix of dance and martial arts as the dynamic and innovative Japanese performers beat their Wadaiko Drums.

Drum Tao is world class entertainment at the highest level. It is an innovative contemporary Japanese production that has thrilled audiences with this ground-breaking presentation and one-of-a-kind show.

The two-hour extravaganza features super human efforts by the 16-strong highly disciplined crew of Japanese Taiko drummers, who spend eight months of the year touring the world, giving it their all in the 500 shows they perform a year.

Each Wadaiko Drum used in the performance weighs a massive 400kg with a 1.7metre circumference.

The performers then switch to creating complex rhythms on smaller drums, complemented by the delicacy of bamboo flutes and a horizontal harp. Drum Tao will transport its audience to an unforgettable artistic universe with their breath-taking and stunning performances.

While their skilful drumming is exhilarating, Drum Tao also leap around the stage performing intricate choreography with their split-second timing, dressed in flowing red and black robes.

The end result is mind-blowing martial arts married with mesmerizing music, coupled with the musicians’ physical fitness, dynamism and extraordinary synchronicity, make them human rarities.

The incomparable quality and pure unadulterated power and spectacle of their performance perfectly blends the ancient traditions of the Taiko Drumming and martial arts mastery with the innovative and flawlessly choreographed production values of contemporary Japanese excellence.

Drum Tao is adored across the world with their unprecedented and timeless drumming performance and bringing a brand new genre to the stage.

Audiences will be captivated by an evening of rhythm, beats, melody and extraordinary precision which is inspiring, uplifting and theatrical.

Established in 1993, Drum Tao continues to create an entirely new art form that is modern yet retains a sense of nostalgia. Enthralling and mesmerizing their audiences world-wide, the Japanese drum’s intense and powerful beat underpins a musical message that penetrates deep into the hearts of audiences.

Travelife Drum Tao Night’s Art of Drum 2012 can be seen on September 1, 3pm & 8pm at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino – Grand Ballroom.

Tickets are available at: SM Cinemas, Ayala Customer Service Desk, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino

Show Times September 1, 2012: 3pm & 8pm
Sponsorship, Media & Ticket Enquiries 0915 927 5747 | 0908 869 7376 | 0929 333 5588 Meg Caligner- mcaligner@gmail.com

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