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We’re just recovering from last night’s amazing gala of Drum Tao Nights which will be staging nine shows in Resort World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater from July 13-22. Yes, you heard it: nine more shows to go! If you miss it, you’d have to fly either to New York, London, Sydney or Tokyo to catch the world’s most nimble drummers and martial artists perform live 🙂

Drum Tao Nights, presented by Travelife Magazine and Establish Events, is a world-class extravaganza that will leave you breathless. It was truly a theatrical experience like no other, an immersion into a different culture and an insight into another way of life. Need I mention a trivial point: the Tao drummers, both males & females alike, have the sexiest arms in the planet – something they got from probably playing those drums all day!

Drum Tao in Manila
Photo credit: travelifemagazine.com

Prior to this, we were able to meet the group in their arrival press conference and got an insight into their rigorous life. They all live together in their HQ in the mountains of Southern Japan where they do nothing but practice their craft all day (probably explains why their movements are all in sync, even if there’s no guide.)

Drum Tao in Manila

” We get up really early, at about 4:30 a.m. or 5 a.m., and then we go for a 12-kilometer run. Afterwards, it’s one hour of pure continuous drumming, just to keep us up to par. By the end of that one hour of nonstop drumming, we’re so exhausted that we can’t even hold a chopstick properly,” one of the members narrated.

Congratulations are in order for the Travelife Magazine team for bringing this extraordinary show to Manila. I couldn’t agree more with publisher Christine Cunanan who said: “we are not just a magazine, we are also about bringing travel experiences to Filipinos.”

Here’s some info on Drum Tao tickets available at Resorts World & Ticketworld:
VIP, P4,500; Premiere Center, P4,000; Premiere Left/Right, P3,000; Deluxe P2,500; Balcony P1,500; Upper Balcony, P1,000.

Here’s the schedule of shows from July 13-22:

Thursdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.;
Sundays 4 p.m.

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  1. MrsMartinez says:

    Can’t wait to watch this tonight!


  2. ladyoutdoor says:

    I was able to watch it yesterday. Spectacular show! super synchronized drum beats took my breath away. Didn’t realize the show went on running for 1.15 hours before it had its intermission. Good thing I discovered the discounted tickets via Ensogo Phils’ website 🙂

  3. houseandlot says:

    this was really good shows. we’ve been watching this show.

  4. joy so says:

    HELLO Ladyoutdoor, I also bought ensogo tickets for Drum Tao. I just want to ask how was the ticket distribution before the show ? Was it organized ? Did you get good seats?

  5. Lalafabiana says:

    spectacular show! jaw dropping! standing ovation. i really love it! good thing i got discounted tickets at ensogo! http://www.ensogo.com.ph/manila/drum-tao-07172012.html

  6. ladyoutdoor says:

    @Joy: Yes. Its easy. We were there before 2 pm (as indicated in the voucher). Ensogo has a table at the foyer / lobby of NPAT. But make sure you bring your voucher as they get that from you. As for the seats, ok naman. Though it wasn’t a full show so we were able to move seats before it reached its half show. Enjoy watching the show! 🙂

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