Res­i­dents and staff dance to the beat of Ky­oDaiko Drum­ming Troupe

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE - From The Her­itage of Green Hills

The res­i­dents at The Her­itage of Green Hills, a healthy liv­ing com­mu­nity in Shilling­ton, re­cently en­joyed a per­for­mance by Ky­oDaiko, the Philadel­phia area’s only taiko drum­ming group. The per­for­mance be­came in­ter­ac­tive when the drum­mers in­vited res­i­dents and staff to dance and play the drums them­selves. Mem­bers of the drum­ming troupe also dis­cussed the history of taiko, the drums and their tra­di­tional cos­tumes.

Taiko drums trace back hun­dreds of years in Ja­pan, where they were used in bat­tle to com­mu­ni­cate over great dis­tances. Tra­di­tion­ally, only one or two drums were used at a time, but in the 1950s, the idea of us­ing nu­mer­ous drums at once was in­tro­duced and has since be­come cus­tom­ary, usu­ally played with pre­cise, elab­o­rate move­ments.

The Her­itage of Green Hills is a 55+ healthy liv­ing com­mu­nity lo­cated on 78 rolling acres in Shilling­ton, Berks County. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.Her­itageOfGre­enHills.com.

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The res­i­dents and staff at The Her­itage of Green Hills, Shilling­ton, re­cently en­joyed a per­for­mance by Ky­oDaiko, a taiko drum­ming group.

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