The Yamato Drummers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road in Ororo.

Employing pin-point precision, ferocious skill and high-energy creativity, this very modern troupe of young male and female musician-athletes creates for the audience an unforgettable spectacle.

The group of a dozen-plus players start their performance by hitting a Japanese Taiko drum weighing half a ton, made from a single piece of wood from a tree that has aged more than 400 years. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum, creating a powerful surge of energy.

Yamato’s live performances are full of intensity and exhibit great originality and innovation through this traditional Japanese musical instrument, with the belief that the drumbeat, like the heartbeat, is the very pulse of life, and the epitome of the Japanese spirit.

Tickets cost $29-$34 for adults, $10 students.

For tickets or more information, call 581-1755.

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