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Japan's high-energy drummers

Yamato are a Japanese Taiko drumming troupe who use their entire bodies to create powerful performances which they tour around the world. Their drumming can be so loud, the vibrations so intense, they once dislodged a filling in a listener's tooth, or at least, so we were told. Outlook's Saskia Edwards went to meet the group, have a go and find out how Yamato began.

Photo: YAMATO drummers, 2019-2020
Credit: Masa Ogawa

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