DRUM TAO: Why Watch the Art of Japanese Drums?

DrumTao There’s a world-class show in town, and you shouldn’t miss its limited run here in Manila!


DRUM TAO is a different kind of musical drum concert where the performers are trained in martial arts and prefer to practice outdoors in the forest to prepare for this awesome sensory experience.

It’s like watching synchronized drumming–very animated and snappy with a bit of ouido (playing musical instruments by ear, in synchronization with the beat of the group).

The entire show is composed of musical drum stunt performances with passionate drum beating, chanting and shouting (there are no lyrics, just instrumental Japanese music). In between sets, there are comical skits showcasing Japanese humor.

Check out this sample clip of the DRUM TAO show:

If you close your eyes, you’ll think you’re listening to the musical score of a Japanese Martial Arts movie.

They use 50 different drums in this show; I particularly like the gracefulness of the lady drummers and lady flutist.

I must admit, though, that this is not for people looking for dialogues or a storyline from one set to the next. Some can literally fall asleep with the zen-like, soothing feel of some performances.

Awesome Kung fu Drum masters! Great job Drum Tao!

It’s a production that’s hard to describe–you have to be immersed in the unique sensory overload of this two-hour Japanese cultural show to fully appreciate it.

Great job, Drum Tao! You guys definitely deserved the standing ovation on opening night!

Travelife Drum Tao Nights Poster

Drum Tao: The Art of Drum Tour
Manila Tour Dates: July 12 to 22, 2012
Venue: Newport Performing Arts Theater
Official Websitehttp://drum-tao.com/

Witness world-renowned Japanese martial arts and drum-playing extraordinares for the first time in Manila! Catch Drum Tao in their two-hour extravaganza at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on July 12-22, 2012.

Featuring ancient traditions of the Taiko drumming and martial arts mastery, Drum Tao’s flawless choreography and enthralling performances have mesmerized the international audience since 1993. Discover the Japanese sensation and join in the fever as Drum Tao captivates the stage of Manila.

Get your tickets now! (Don’t forget about the password to get 20% discount!)

Seat Section Ticket Price
VIP P4,500
Premiere Center P4,000
Premiere Left/Right P3,000
Deluxe P2,500
Balcony P1,500
Upper Balcony P1,000

Show schedule:

Day Time
Thursdays-Fridays 8PM
Saturdays 3PM | 8PM
Sundays 4PM

*Ticket prices apply to Resorts World Manila Box Office only.
Tickets are also available at all TicketWorld outlets.
Call the Resorts World Manila Box Office at 908-8000 local 7219 or
TicketWorld at 891-9999 for more information.

TIP: You must wait for the encore performance. The bows of the performers were also awesome to watch! 

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Full Disclosure: We watched Drum Tao courtesy of our friends from Travelife.

P.S. This is definitely a lot better than the Cirque Mother Africa Show.

P.P.S. Thanks to Travelife for bringing Drum Tao to Manila!

8 thoughts on “DRUM TAO: Why Watch the Art of Japanese Drums?

  1. i was glad that i was able to watch this show last night because it was mind-blowing! honestly, i wasn’t expecting the show to be that great. my sister and i even bought the DVD because we were really impressed

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