Mu is bringing the pulsating energy of Japanese taiko drumming back to the Southern Theater! Mu Daiko celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Southern's distinctive venue with its signature driving rhythms and dramatic visual artistry. Tracing its growth from its ad-hoc roots in 1997 to the present blend of theater, dance, and music, Mu Daiko presents an eclectic program including favorite works from the past, original compositions, and a new joint commission from the Reif Center in Grand Rapids and Sheldon Theater in Red Wing. The distinguished San Jose Taiko Group joins in the fun for the second weekend of performances (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). As one of the oldest and most prestigious taiko ensembles in the country, the San Jose Taiko Group is a fundamental figure in the origins and continuing development of North American taiko.