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Aska: Japanese Drum

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

An artistic performance with the wadaiko (Japanese drums) is always amazing in its diversity. Like any form of expression, whether artistic or sportive, balance is of particular importance; if this element is lacking, the performance cannot achieve excellence. Fluidity and strength, grace and power, color and movement, written forms and improvisations combine wonderfully to depict the Japanese spirit.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Daigoro Aska, Mayu Takatsuka, Takuya Morita, Kanji Uno, Junichi Kawahara
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Import, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Playasound
  • DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GDSO4Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,849 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Christopher Williams on January 9, 2011
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Normally Taiko does not translate well to the small screen - the power and sound is just too much for the medium. In this case, the Aska troupe make it come through.

The camera makes you a participant - and the sound recording is really clear. I recommend "TURN IT UP" and be thrilled.
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It exactly what I expected! A lot of passion! I love drums, this DVD shows playing drums in all its greatness
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Performances = 3-1/2 stars; DVD production values = barely 2 stars. Overall, very fine drumming especially for the first and last sets. Impact is significantly reduced by minimally creative camera work and unimaginative video editing. Highly repetitive shots (which exclude some performer close-ups) seems to indicate that an inadequate number of cameras were used and only a single recording of each set was made. Audio is an insult to the performers! Stereo only. Poor placement of microphones and/or inadequate audio editing results in a loss of stage sound from front to rear--only instruments up front (or close to the front) can be heard the best or at all. WILLIAM FLANIGAN, PhD.
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