SNEAK PEEK: Drum Tao performs 'Samurai Drum Rock' routine

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2018 11:29 AM | Updated as of Apr 16 2018 06:36 PM

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MANILA -- World-renowned Japanese drum and dance group Drum Tao is back in the country to wow their Filipino fans with their talents once again.

After playing in 400 cities in 23 countries, the group returned to the Philippines to showcase its eclectic mix of dance and martial arts while beating their Wadaiko drums.

Dubbed “Drum Tao – Samurai Drum Rock,” the group's Manila shows will be held at the Kia Thetaer from April 19 to 22.

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Drum Tao performing their Samurai Drum Rock routine. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

“We change performances every year. There have been lots of changes that happened [since we last came here],” one of their members said during a press conference on Sunday.

“This time, we have brought some dancers and we included some songs. You could expect a completely different show from what you have watched in 2012,” the group member added.

The show runs for two hours and features jaw-dropping and theatrical performances.

“You can expect new performances, new kind of Drum Tao because we have some circus elements. It’s kind of an aerial performance,” another member of the group stated.

More than half of the members performing in the Philippines are new in Drum Tao.

“It’s a very good thing because [they give] a fresh flavor to Drum Tao. It’s also challenging for the young performers. Some of them, it’s their first time to go outside Japan so that’s also a very good experience for them,” another member added.

But before they take the stage of the Kia Theater, the ensemble first gave a glimpse of what Filipinos could expect from the show.

Here are two clips of their Samurai Drum Rock routine which they performed at the Shangri-La Plaza on Sunday:

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