I attended a Kyushu-based taiko troupe at the Palms in Crown Casino last night. Calling themselves TAO, these awesome people gave me a extraordinary, sounding performance. It beats my heart away, so to say. : ) I heard about them before and a few years ago they were in Melbourne to perform; I missed it.
What set them unique is they orchestrate a fusion of modern and traditional beats/music/score along with well choreographed dances and moves, not to mention the rippling muscles plus the sweat too. I sat on the second row from the front but thank goodness I wasn’t hit by the rain of sweat. XD