Hogaku: New Sounds of Japan - TsuguKaji-Koto, Oyama & Nitta, Hide & Miho
Re-envisioning Japanese traditional music (hogaku) in a modern context, this program features exciting artists who have taken the contemporary music scene by storm:
TsuguKaji-Koto, a duo formed eight years ago with Tsugumi Yamamoto and Ai Kajigano, which is renowned for exploring new ideas on the koto (zither);
Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta, leading figures in the tsugaru-shamisen scene who have their roots in Aomori and Hokkaido, epicenters of rich folkloric music;
and the brilliant drum soloists Hide and Miho, who reunite and interpret Japanese percussion traditions in innovative ways.
Pre-concert lecture/demonstration at 7:00 pm.
Co-presented with the Japan Foundation in association with World Music Institute.