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Like its better-known counterpart, Kodo, Ondekoza associates beating a drum with strength and discipline. On its 1990-93 tour of the U.S., the 28-year-old communal troupe performed 355 concerts and ran the country’s entire 9,500-mile perimeter. The ensemble’s music is rooted in traditional Japanese drum and flute music, complete with a 700-pound ritual drum of the sort whose boom used to define the edge of a village. But the “demon drummers” also play contemporary percussion music that draws on the polyrhythmic traditions of Africa and Indonesia. At 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $23.50. (202) 994-6800. (MJ)