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Yamato’s motto is “go anywhere if invited and make the world a little more happy.” With close to 200 performances a year worldwide, Yamato takes happiness seriously. Traveling from Japan’s Asuka Village in Nara Prefecture, these highly trained musicians captivate audiences through Japan’s traditional Wadaiko (Taiko) drums.

Yamato thinks of their ancient instruments as a heartbeat – the basic element of life. To witness their playing is to become surrounded by this beat and immersed in an energy that ties us all together. The experience reminds us all of the power of live performance.

Pre-show Dinner

Before Yamato gets your heart racing, enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner at NC State’s 1887 Bistro inspired by their mesmerizing drum beats and gracious Japanese culture. Dinner is $32.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer. For dinner reservations, call 919-515-1100. Click here for the menu.

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  • Jules Cherbonnier
  • Susan Uy

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