Yamato Community Potluck Dinner
Asian American Cultural Center
11713 Jollyville Road
October 24, 2005 at 7:30 pm
Founded in 1993, Yamato
is a dynamic 10-member ensemble of young men and women based in
Nara, Japan. Each musician plays one of several large or small
drums, including one made from the wood of a 400-year-old tree.
Yamato’s riveting performances celebrate the ancient form of
tadaiko, or Japanese drumming. Their music is intensely
physical and energetic, with beats ranging from the delicate
sound of falling rain to exhilarating explosions of rhythm.
According to the musicians, “We put our very souls into these
unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people
everywhere, and our performances are infused with the idea that
the drumbeat, like the heartbeat, is the very pulse of life.”
Bring a dish, meet the
musicians and enjoy the hospitality of the Asian American
Host Committee: Asian American Cultural Center, The University
of Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin Japan Association and
Japanese-American Association of Greater Austin.
For more information, please call Judith Rhedin at 512-471-6376
or Alison Macor at 512-471-2131 or visit www.asianamericancc.com.