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YAMATO at King Center


Get ready to have your energy ratcheted up a few notches when YAMATO, DRUMMERS OF JAPAN perform ““Chousensha” (The Challengers) 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the King Center.

Here’s a great description from the King Center’s website: “Heart-thumping rhythm, thunderous sounds and explosive beats, the drummers of YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan – push their limits in this staggering display of physical strength and ferocious skill. In this high-energy performance, the unmistakable sound of the traditional Taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by YAMATO as they use their entire bodies to produce their breathtaking beats. With drums that weigh up to half a ton, the drummers’ remarkable physical strength and trademark infectious energy leaves you feeling totally exhilarated.”

Tickets start at $43. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219, visit KingCenter.com or click on their ad.