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TAIKOPROJECT Music Review

By Christy Oldham

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The Ford Theatres 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA

Hollywood, California, - TAIKOPROJECT, the Arabic-Japanese musical fusion of bass pounding oversized drums, performed their Rhythmic Relations 2013 at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood on June 29th 2013.

Photo credit: Soupy Bouasaysy

TAIKOPROJECT managing director Bryan Yamami performing. Photo credit: Soupy Bouasaysy

The award winning TAIKOPROJECT, which consists of numerous drumming groups Bombu Taiko, Kitsune Taiko, Loma Pacific Taiko and Tanuki Taiko, have performed around the world with musical superstars Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher, John Legend and Justin Bieber. www.taikoproject.com The group is managed by Bryan Yamami.

 

Photo credit: Soupy Bouasaysy

Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Photo credit: Soupy Bouasaysy

Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

 The incredibly talented top Middle Eastern percussionist, Amir Sofi, joined the drumming sensation with his powerful instrument, the darbuka (goblet drum) to compliment their traditional taiko drums, koto (Japanese harp) and custom made marimbas in the second half. For more info on Amir Sofi, please visit: www.amirsofi.com

Amir Sofi performs on his darbuka drum. Photo credit: Soupy Bouasaysy

TAIKOPROJECT managing director Bryan Yamami playing the Japanese harp (koto) Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

The crowd was dazzled by the collaborative works which fused the Arabic tabla and tambourine sounds.

 

About The Ford Theatre

Located just off the 101 freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios, this magnificent outdoor entertaining venue is a true gem and perfect for a romantic get away or for families who enjoy picnicking before a show. The Ford Theatre offers a variety of food and beverage dining options and welcome patrons to bring their own food and drink. On site stacked parking and Free non-stacked parking is available and even offers a shuttle from the Universal Metro Station. 

 

The Ford Theatres 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA

For a complete season schedule, directions, and parking information, log on to www.fordtheatres.org

Published on Jul 02, 2013

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