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Since its 1981 debut at the Berlin Festival, no taiko ensemble has captured the world’s imagination as thoroughly as Kodo. Each uniquely conceived production harnesses the percussive power and thunderous energy of a fleet of taiko drums—including the massive 660-pound o-daiko—in kinetic, heart-pounding displays of athletic artistry. In Evolution, these expert musicians from Japan’s Sado Island embrace the limitless possibilities of this vibrant art form. “Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world” (Boston Globe).