YAMATO The Drummers of Japan — Monday & Tuesday, February 24 & 25, 2020, 7 p.m. Described as “the pulse of the gods” by German newspaper Neue Presse, YAMATO The Drummers of Japan erupt with a thunderous energy in their newest program, “Jhonetsu,” meaning “passion.” An Asheville fan favorite from seasons past, Yamato’s drummers modernize a centuries-old Taiko tradition to create a thrilling, high-energy ride of heart-thumping rhythms and explosive beats. Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 24 & 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $48; Student $43; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org.