I, Sohrab, moved with my beautiful wife to NY 7/7/2008. Exactly one year before I came, an old young Japanese friend of mine Yamatsuka Eye of THE BOREDOMS got seventy seven NY drummers together to perform at Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 7th, 2007.
Before the show he explained to reporters how the number 7 historically is associated with the Milky Way and a romantic myth about how Japanese ancestors came from a river of stars in heaven. These ancestors called themselves messengers of the sun, or sun goddess Amaterasu, and so the number 7 is associated with the sun. “You are the 78th member! This is because the sound will spiral outwards, from left to right, like DNA, from deep inside of us right out to you. The 77 drum group is one giant instrument, one living creature. The 77 boa-drum will coil like a snake and transform to become a great dragon! “- Yamatsuka EYE.