Next up this week is the spectacular taiko drumming ensemble, Kodo, who tour the world playing traditional Japanese music to the nth power in the interest of promoting global peace. This long sliver of their performance at The Acropolis is testament to their stage flair and polyrhythmic genius.
Wrapping is Carlos Santana's legendary Woodstock performance of "Soul Sacrifice" as we draw close to the monumental festival's 45th anniversary. Too bad this clip doesn't include the prelude of Woodstock attendees drawing up a stomp and clap chant that climaxes in the shouted mantra of "Peace! Peace! Peace! Peace!" before "Soul Sacrifice" kicks in. Still, you can feel the power of Santana and his ensemble here and your soul will soar in tandem.
The Ramones - "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"
Kodo - "Akabanar" live at The Acropolis
Santana - "Soul Sacrifice" live at Woodstock, August, 1969