Spark gets into the rhythm as it follows the beat of a different drum. Taiko master Seiichi Tanaka trains his pupils in the ancient form of Japanese drumming at the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Then, meet Zakir Hussain, who brings the Indian art of tabla drumming to western audiences by maintaining a balance of classical music and traditional Indian percussion. And beatbox artist Kid Beyond pushes the limits of rhythm music by creating rich soundscapes using his mouth as his only instrument.
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Enter the world of vocal percussion with beatboxing artist Kid Beyond.
Hear the taiko drumming of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo.
Meet tabla master Zakir Hussain, one of the pioneers of world music.
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