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In Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff, which will screen later this month at the National Gallery, Sado is the island of exile for medieval political dissidents. Now it’s the home of Kodo, the athletic and ascetic Japanese drum troupe known for its punishing runs around the island (and around the world, which it tours tirelessly). This concert will include some contemporary percussion art music and a selection from Kodo’s soundtrack to a silly action movie, The Hunted, but its essence will be the sheer vigor of the group’s performance—and the thump of the 900-pound O-Daiko, for tonight the biggest drum in town. At 7:30 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th & D Streets NW. $22-35. (202) 833-9800. (MJ)