Japan’s Hogaku: New Sounds of Japan


Hogaku at ASIA SOCIETY in Jan 2010

(Photos courtesy of the artists)


Re-envisioning Japanese traditional music (Hogaku) in a modern context, this program features exciting artists who have taken the contemporary music scene by storm.

About the artists

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.

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Pre-concert lecture/demo at 7:00 pm.

Co-presented with Asia Society and the Japan Foundation in association with World Music Institute.

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Event details

Jan 9, 2010 | 8:00pm to 10:00pm

New York

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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$20 members; students with ID and seniors; $25 nonmembers.

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