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Percussion

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.

[Original air date: Wed, Apr 06, 2005]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



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