Yamato’s show has been called a show of “unbridled enthusiasm, much humor and great musical variety,” by The Scotsman Magazine.
And now, they will be returning to Mercyhurst for a spectacular 20th anniversary show.
The drummers of Yamato have been coming to Mercyhurst for years, since the early 2000s, always drawing in large crowds.
This year, to celebrated 20 amazing years, Yamato, the drummers of Japan are embarking on a special anniversary tour, called “ROJYOH,” or “on the road.”
This show is said to be quite the experience, a spectacular festivity of their adrenaline-charged mixture of drumming and theatricality.
This tour will take them to central American and throughout North America.
This extraordinary show is said to highlight Yamato’s most memorable performances.
Using Taiko drums, some of which are more than 400 years old, Yamato channels up an ancient thunder, as their instruments light up the stage with booming power.
Audience members should expect quite a performance.
Yamato is known not only for their skill as drummers, but their incredibly theatrical performances.
This show is made possible by a partnership between Mercyhurst University and the Asian Pacific American Association of Erie.
Erie APAA is a nonprofit organization made up of different groups from Asia to unite all different cultures in Erie.
Before the show, they will be providing a fashion show in the lobby, to show audience members a variety of traditional Asian dress, as well as a table where people can view other Asian instruments.
This sensation returns to the Mercyhurst stage in an encore presentation for two performances of extraordinary, booming rhythm you won’t want to miss.
Yamato shows have sold out for years, and there are tickets still available, so be sure to buy them early.
Mercyhurst students can see the show for just $5. All you have to do is purchase your ticket the day of the performance and present your student ID at the Box Office window.
The show will be held in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Please contact Jamie Grady with any questions.
For more information, including ticket prices, please check the Mercyhurst Institute of Arts and Culture, at http://miac.mercyhurst.edu/events/yamato/.