Japanese ‘Heartbeat’ Drums to Beat in Istanbul

The world famous Japanese drum ensemble KODO is coming to Istanbul in June for two performances as part of its 2009 ‘One Earth’ world tour.

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Art and Culture (İKSV), the KODO performances will take place at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage in Harbiye on Monday and Tuesday, 15-16 June. The KODO Ensemble, which has given over three thousand performances in 44 countries since 1981, uses the traditional Japanese drums known as Taiko to reinterpret the Japanese performing arts.