Almost 20 years since their West End debut in 1998 and following a recent highly successful run at The Peacock in London’s West End, the internationally renowned Yamato Drummers of Japan will bring their brand new show, The Challengers, to G Live on Wednesday 26 April 2017.


In The Challengers the drummers push themselves to their limits with their most visually spectacular, highly-energetic and explosive show to date.

Founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993, the Yamato Drummers of Japan tour the world for 6 to 10 months every year, creating and presenting original Yamato compositions and stages. As a result of this relentless tour schedule, pursued over more than 10 years, audiences around the world await their arrival every year in growing numbers, sustaining and encouraging their efforts more than words can express.

Yamato’s breath-taking performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have so far captivated audiences of over 6 million people, playing over 3,000 performances in 53 countries across the globe.

For the players of Yamato, every encounter with their listeners is a unique and precious experience.  Their greatest goal is to send audiences home after each performance with a new vitality and passion for life. As they continue to tour and perform throughout Japan and around the world, whether in concerts, classrooms, school assemblies or workshops, their troupe will continue to cherish and uphold Yamato, the spirit of Japan.

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