Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

 Lanark, Scotland, GBR
BandWorldFolk

UK’s foremost taiko group present a thoroughly modern stage concert, with thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, masked choreography with inventive lighting, choreographed muscular synchronization, dramatic post-apocalyptic imagery, belly laugh humour, fusing the traditional taiko spirit with a contemporary look & sound.

Biography

Mugenkyo are the UK’s foremost taiko group, with over 1,000 performances worldwide since 1994, primarily touring a full-length theatre concert.

Television appearances include: BBC Last Night of the Proms and Brit Awards. Cross-genre collaborations include: “World of Gods” with Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (2010), “Yatra” with bagpipes, tabla, fiddle, harp (2009), with electronic dance artist Kenji Williams at the Glastonbury Festival (2007), and a tour with Hanayui, from Kodo of Sado Island (2005).

On their 2012 Japan tour, Mugenkyo represented European Taiko at Japan’s leading festival “Extasia” and a 20th anniversary concert in Fukui, where the group founders originally trained.

Discography

1997 Mugenkyo (CD)
2004 Ten (CD)
2007 One Vibration (DVD)
2009 Era (CD)
2010 Celebration (DVD + live CD)
2013 Eternal Return (CD)
2013 Document Live (DVD)

Set List

Belenos
Phoenix
Chronos
Ikkyo (One Vibration)
Kaikigenyo
Fudoshin
Hibiki
Yatai Bayashi
Matsuri
Tomoe
Odaiko
Todoroki
Shichisan Stomp