Cobu 3D

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 […]

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Yako Miyamoto: Inside, the Soul is Big

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 […]

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