Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers will be appearing at Crewe Lyceum on Sunday 18th May 2014 with their full concert of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic imagery & infectious belly laugh humour – all in a spellbinding display of pure energy & sheer athleticism.
Last year alone they thrilled audiences at over 80 venues across the UK.
The year 2014 is an important one for the group who will be celebrating 20 years of performing in the UK. This milestone makes Mugenkyo the longest touring & most successful taiko group around
Mugenkyo push the boundaries of Taiko with their various artistic collaborations.
In 2004 Mugenkyo presented the show “Rinnetensho” with Tokyo-based contemporary dance group “Company East” on the theme of re-incarnation, a multi-media presentation using taiko, dance and projected visuals.
In 2005 Mugenkyo collaborated with bagpiper and Scottish Musician of the Year, Stuart Cassells, which was broadcast live worldwide on BBC Last Night of the Proms.
More recently Mugenkyo have toured with Hanayui from Sado Island, from the world-famous Kodo Drummers, appeared with electronic dance artist Kenji Williams at the Glastonbury Festival, toured with Japanese bellydance artist Lale Sayoko and co-wrote and performed “Yatra” a collaboration of South Asian and Scottish traditional music for the 2008 & 2009 Mela Festivals.
In 2010 & 2011 the group collaborated on a joint tour with saxophonist Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. In 2012 the founding members celebrated 20 years since starting and in 2014 the group celebrates its official 20th anniversary.
To find out more or to book tickets please call the box office on 01270 368242 or visit the blue link below
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers