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Japanese Drum Show at the Hotel Metropole

For the very first time and exclusively at the Metropole and at the inaugural dinner of the Japanese exhibition, the prestigious group of Japanese artists, O Edo Sukeroku Taiko, gave an outstanding Japanese drum performance on July 14 in the gardens of the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo.

Hotel guests as well as passers-by attracted by vibrant sound of this millennium art could live a unique moment. During the show, the audience had the opportunity to taste a selection of the best sakes in a convivial atmosphere.

Taikos have been part of Japanese history for several centuries and are an integral part of traditional festivities. The deep sounds and rhythms have a powerful effect on emotions and the choreography and movement make the performance extremely visual. If the audience holds its breath, the musicians give theirs until they seduce everyone.

O Edo Sukeroku Taiko was set up in 1959 by Kobayashi Seïdo.  It was the first band to perform in Tokyo using only drums.  The repertoire includes traditional pieces and original works. The O Edo Sukeroku Taiko group takes its name from the symbolic Edo, the old Tokyo from the 17th to the 19th century, and from the lead character of the Kabuki play: the chivalrous hero Sukeroku, who was not only a brave samurai, but also a talented artist and a very charming man.

Check out the pictures and video of this amazing performance…