Uzume Taiko’s newest show is a collaboration with Vancouver percussionist Paul Bray, who brings his love of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian music to the fore and blends it with Uzume Taiko’s powerful Japanese taiko drumming and percussion. Created in 2008, Hara explores new territory in the world of percussion. Both Japanese taiko Afro-Latin music focus heavily on drums, beats and percussion, and this fusion of the two has produced a performance that is powerful in its ability to reach out and touch audiences to the core.