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Hailing from the island of Sado in Japan, the drummers of Kodo bring the traditional art of taiko around the world. Kodo has two meanings in Japanese: "heartbeat," the rhythm that drives us all, and "children of the drum," which represents how the performers go about their art with simplicity, and a kind of youthful carefree energy. The performers put all their emotion into the drums; this is a performance you'll not only hear but feel. The humongous drums look like something Paul Bunyan would play, and seeing people go to town on them is a true one-of-a-kind experience.

Kodo brings its One Earth Tour to the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street, on Tuesday, March 3. 7:30 p.m. $20-$85. esm.rochester.edu; Kodo.or.jp.

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