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The sheer force wielded by the traditional Japanese percussion ensemble KODO moves us to our core on this well-compiled album celebrating the group's 25th anniversary. You'll be rocked by the elemental strength they draw on for each of these tracks, from their guttural vocalisations on "Lion" to their dance-worthy beats on the primal "Shake". There's an almost disco-like syncopation on the shimmering "Strobe's Nanafushi (Satori Mix)", as well as hypnotising flute on the mystical "Irodori".

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Fantastic! I'm going to see their One Earth Tour in March this year it will be amazing!


Formed: 1981

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Kodo is a Japanese group that has become an international phenomenon, based on the island of Sado, that has taken the world by storm with their new stylings on semi-traditional taiko drumming. Founded in 1981, the group's name has dual meaning; according to the group, it translates both to "heartbeat — the primal source of all rhythm," and "children of the drum, a reflection of Kodo's desire to play their drums simply, with the heart of a child." The group spends one-third of an average year...
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