If there is one traditional Japanese musical form that has segued beautifully into contemporary performance it is taiko. In the skilled hands of leaders Maiko and Natsuki on the drums and Anna on vocals, the rhythmic beat of live taiko creates a powerful primal sound associated with Japanese festivals and celebrations that is instantly riveting and enthralling.
This stunning trio’s inspired and energetic performances breathe fresh expression into taiko tradition, with a fashionable eye and global sensibility that has seen Maiko drumming with Yamato and on the catwalk for Kansai Yamamoto, Natsuki drumming with the legendary Kodo ensemble, and Anna is a Cirque du Soleil artist.
Their performances are a sophisticated fusion that generates a hugely positive vibe. Even a short set will electrify audiences large or small. The addition of ensemble members and instruments enables MICO to tailor their performances to wow any group.
To further heighten audience interaction, the basic taiko drumming action is easy to learn, creating opportunities for inspired training and motivational activities. It’s such good fun, MICO has even produced their own taiko exercise video.