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GOCOO are seven female and four male drummers who capture their audience with original grooves woven with Japanese drums, Taikos. On stage the 11 musicians from Tokyo create with almost 40 drums a music-spectacle beyond imagination. Music-wise GOCOO are one of the most sophisticated percussion groups of the present. The cosmic beats and uniquely complex poly-rhythms are of such primal nature that they reflect all known music styles and consequently unite people of all ages, ethnic and social origins and of any taste in music. No matter where GOCOO performs, at major World & Roots, Rock & Pop or alternative Music & Culture festivals, in live clubs, classic theatres and concert halls or at techno events, GOCOO takes all audiences on a mesmerizing trip between trance and ecstasy with their goose-bumps music.

GOCOO define themselves as a “Band” and while usual Taiko ensembles stoically pursue a traditional style, and while others seek new interpretations of traditional Japanese music, GOCOO’s beat exhibits free-spirited Taiko music, rising freely between the East and the West, tradition and pop, rite and party and hence appealing directly to the heart of a broad range of audiences. Although GOCOO’s music is often referred to as crossover or roots music, or even new terms such as Techno- and Trance-Taiko are created to pay tribute to their unique rhythms, GOCOO successfully overcame any stereotyped concepts not only of Japanese drum music and reached their own, independent cult status.


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  • Defecit


    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • kenb6870

    great group

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • IonTichy88


    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • scharyar

    great and powerfull

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Ichthyander

    Eines der besten Konzerte auf der Fusion 2009! Geil!

    30 Jun 2009 Reply
  • shrapx

    I also saw them at womad 2008 like a couple of earlier shouts :D amazing!!!

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • danmeira

    I saw Gocoo live in the sacred fire stage after playing in the same stage at the Boom festival two days ago and it was amazing. It made me dance my ass off.

    16 Aug 2008 Reply
  • KingMengHuo

    if anyone can hook me up with any of their albums OTHER than Joy, Earth Beat or Love Beat i'll love you forever. and if it's a real copy and not mp3, i'll pay full price.

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • KingMengHuo

    $100 for 3 of their albums due to the exchange rate. i don't regret a penny

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • roopatina

    I also caught them at Womad. I saw a whole row of massive drums lined up on the stage during the sound check & decided to stay and caught the most breathtaking display of drumming I have ever heard by one of the most stunning looking bands I have seen in years. Sure beats the hell outta watching shoe gazers.

    30 Jul 2008 Reply
  • alidamnit

    Saw these guys at WOMAD 2008, simply amazing.

    29 Jul 2008 Reply
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