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Yamato brings taiko and some serious physicality to Washington's Lisner Auditorium this weekend.
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Yamato brings taiko and some serious physicality to Washington's Lisner Auditorium this weekend.

(Nov. 19) Silk Road Dance Festival
The District hosts a number of celebrations of Asian culture this weekend. The Silk Road Dance Festival focuses on the rich diversity of dance found along the historic trade route that connected China with the Mediterranean. Lectures, workshops, and a concert featuring artists form India, Central Asia and China are hosted by Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

(Nov. 20) Drumming up a show
For some performance from a little farther east Japan’s Yamato plays at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium Sunday evening. The 17-member company combines traditional taiko drumming with some pretty intense physicality.

(Nov. 20) No relation
Jay Gandhi plays traditional Indian music Sunday at the Gandhi Memorial Center in Bethesda. The young master performs on the North Indian classical flute.

(Nov. 20 Man Follows Birds
Washington’s Freer Gallery screens an Eastern Western Sunday afternoon. A young boy gets a brutal education in medieval Uzbekistan in Ali Khamraev’s 1975 feature Man Follows Birds.

Music: “Yakara” by Yamato

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