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Drum Tao Offers Entertainment That Can't Be Beat

February 21, 2024

DRUM TAO “30th Anniversary” Tour comes to Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker as part of the Allegro Fort Lauderdale Mosaic Series on Sunday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Established in 1993, with a dream of creating the best show in the world using Taiko Drums (Japanese Drums), the instrument which has a very rare and unique variety of sound expressions. DRUM TAO set their base at Oita, Japan and started creating their own music, stage set-ups, and costumes to produce their one and only world of entertainment. Many talented artists and staff gathered to join this creation from all over the world and this is why DRUM TAO can make the peerless and the most modern “JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENT.”

Labeled “Extraordinarily talented percussion artists, and seductive, alluring performers” by the Chicago Tribune, DRUM TAO set out to create the best show in the world using Taiko Drums, Japanese Drums with a rare and unique variety of sound expressions. The incomparable Taiko Drums are joined by the beautiful melody of Japanese Shinobue (Flute), Koto (Harp) and Syamisen (Guitar).

DRUM TAO’s stage is created through phenomenal performances and expressions consisting of incomparable Taiko Drums and the beautiful melody of Japanese Shinobue (Flute), Koto (Harp) and Syamisen (Guitar) etc. It is the “Japanese Entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations. Their long-run production “MANGEKYO” started in Tokyo in 2017. This night's entertainment aimed at international tourists became widely popular.

In 2018, they performed in the opening ceremony of “Japonism 2018” in Paris, France. They also co-starred with the Bolshoi Ballet as the opening act of “Japan Year In Russia” held at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, in front of the heads of each country.

They were awarded “Outstanding Cultural Contribution” from Oita prefecture, “Culture Creators Award” from Taketa City in Oita prefecture, “The 6th Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Award” and “Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award” from the Japanese Government.

Currently, they perform 700 shows yearly as three teams; Team A, Team K and Team S.

They continue to delight fans for three decades, DRUM TAO combines highly physical drumming with precise choreography and stunning visuals. More than nine million spectators in 26 countries have thronged DRUM TAO with Newsweek declaring, “The highly acclaimed debut of DRUM TAO on Broadway will represent not only Japanese entertainment but Japan itself.”

The troupe has been acclaimed in Japan receiving the Outstanding Cultural Contribution Award from Oita prefecture and the Culture Creators Award from the city of Taketa in Oita prefecture as well as the 6th Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Award and Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award from the Japanese government.

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Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker is located in Holiday Park at 707 Northeast Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. The Parker is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility. The performance season at The Parker is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

About The Parker
The Parker is Fort Lauderdale’s iconic, heritage theater presenting concerts, comedy, dance, family fare and more. Beautifully renovated in 2021, The Parker offers audiences enhanced entertainment and hospitality experiences. The neo-classical Lillian S. Wells Hall features outstanding acoustics, unobstructed sightlines, wide rows and continental seating. The grand S. Donald Sussman Lobby, Bernie Peck’s Bar, the intimate Haller Club, and the private members’ lounge, The Place To Be, provide ample opportunities for audiences to enjoy culture, cocktails and conversation with every visit to the theater.

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