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By Andi Bourne

Fubuki Daiko – Never Missed A Beat


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Fubuki Daiko impressed the audience with their synchrony and rhythm that was not only heard but felt. Pictured (L-R): Bruce Robertson, Hiroshi Koshiyama, Giselle Mak and Naomi Guilbert.

SEELEY LAKE – Fubuki Daiko filled the Seeley-Swan High School gymnasium with their traditional Japanese drumming Tuesday, Oct. 18. Their high-energy performance included elements of dance, meditation and drumming. Their synchronized movements accompanied the rhythm that shook the ground and could be felt outside the gymnasium.

The four-person drum ensemble played Taiko, a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments. The performers rotated through the various instruments, sometimes switching in the middle of the piece.

Traditional Japanese flutes were also used. The notes rose above t...

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