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The third Cultural Enhancement Series of 2017-18 presents the Yamato Drummers (Japanese Wadaiko drums)! Yamato was founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in Nara, ‘the land of Yamato” which is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. Presently based in Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture, Yamato travels all over the word with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, putting its very souls into the unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere.
The WKU Cultural Enhancement Series (CES) provides the campus and community the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most influential artists and intellectuals. The goal of the series is to challenge our audiences, to expose them to new ideas, and give them new perspectives on our world.
Admission is free, no tickets necessary, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo by Bryan Lemon.
September 19, 2017- Roxane Gay (event co-sponsored by WKU's Gender and Women's Studies Program)
October 18, 2017- Robert Reich
February 2, 2018- Yamato Drummers
February 13, 2018- Paul Alan Cox
March 5, 2018- Daniel Levitin
April 2, 2018- Alan Tieger (Location and Time TBA; IYO Bosnia Event)