Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Yamato - the Drummers of Japan at NC State LIVE on Feb 28, 2020. Photo by Masa Ogawa.Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8pm

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


  • Tickets for Yamato are SOLD OUT. 
  • For questions about your tickets, please contact Ticket Central at 919.515.1100.
  • $35-40  |  NC State students $8 | NC State Faculty/Staff $15

Pre-show Dinner

Before Yamato gets your heart racing, enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner at NC State’s 1887 Bistro inspired by their mesmerizing drum beats and gracious Japanese culture. Dinner is $32.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer. For dinner reservations call 919.515.1100. Click here for menu.

After Party & Dinner for NC State Students

UAB is joining forces with NC State LIVE to bring students a concert and post-show dinner experience with the hypnotic Japanese taiko drumming ensemble YAMATO. After YAMATO’s show, students will be treated to a special Japanese bento-box dinner (sushi included) in 1887 Bistro for a meal swipe! Register at go.ncsu.edu/YamatoLIVE.

About the Performance

Yamato’s motto is “Go anywhere if invited and make the world a little more happy.” With close to 200 performances a year worldwide, they take happiness very seriously. Traveling from Japan’s Asuka Village in Nara Prefecture, these highly trained musicians captivate audiences through Japan’s traditional Wadaiko (Taiko) drums.

Yamato thinks of their ancient instruments as a heartbeat – the basic element of life. To witness their playing is to become surrounded by this beat and immersed in an energy that ties us all together. The experience reminds us all of the power of live performance.