Founded by master drummer Hiro Kurashima, Taiko Masala performs a combination of dance, martial arts and extremely percussive music on huge handmade drums and other traditional Japanese instruments: shakuhachi, fue, koto. The internationally recognized ensemble returns to the stunning and cool Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale on July 14 in yet another winning, progressive performance presented by Century House. As with all events in the Widow Jane Mine, bring a folding chair and dress for cool weather, even in the middle of summer. Tickets cost $20, $15 for members.
Taiko Masala, Sunday, July 14, 3 p.m., Century House Historical Society, Snyder Estate, 668 Rt. 213, Rosendale, www.centuryhouse.org