Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live series


Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. In Japanese, the word “Kodo” conveys two meanings: Firstly, “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. Secondly, read in a different way, the word can mean “children of the drum,” a reflection of Kodo’s desire to play the drums simply, with the heart of a child.


This performance is presented in honor of 

Mesa Arts Center's dear friend and supporter:

Janet Michiko Ikeda

May 22, 1922 - March 6, 2018 


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 This performance is eligible for Mesa Bucks