On a blustery day in February, I was given brief access to the austere practice space of what has now, undoubtedly, become one of the coolest private experiences I’ve had the pleasure of shooting this year. Lead and founded by STOMP member Yako Miyamoto, COBU is an all-female Japanese drum troupe that combines elements of […]Read more
It’s hard to describe the effects of being completely shaken by a mostly un-amplified batterie of 6 or 7 drums, with patterns, rolls, and riffs cleverly choreographed for maximum efficiency and shocking grace for drumdancers to attack and move between giant barrel drums. But, here goes: it was a full-body assault on an audience by […]Read more
the mag: current issue
#23: The Banned Issue
- Drummers who refused to put down their sticks.
- No events
Review and Photos by Gabrielle Steib CMJ is an annual week-long music festival held in New York City. CMJ is... Continue reading →