Geo Answer and Global Hit

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We close our program today with music from a Japanese drumming group called Kodo.

The word Kodo has two meanings.

It can mean either “children of the drum” OR “heartbeat.”

And “Heartbeat” happens to be the title of the group’s new CD.

Jun Akimoto is Kodo’s manager.

In a moment, he’ll introduce us to a couple of the group’s musicians.

But first, Akimoto tells us about Sado Island.

That’s the Japanese island where Kodo is based — and it happens to be the answer to our Geo Quiz today.

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