A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Traditional Korean and Japanese Music Concert in Tsukuba

A unique combination of artists is coming to Tsukuba to give a performance with traditional Korean and Japanese instruments in July. The Tokyo show is already sold out, so this is a great chance for you to see these world-class performers in Tsukuba.

Friday, July 6, 2007
7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Nova Hall
Tickets: S=4800 yen, A=4300yen (sold at Nova Hall, Capio, Ticket PIA, and Lawson Ticket), also available at the door on the day of the event for an extra 500 yen

Performers: Kim Duk-Soo Samulnori
Guest: Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Shamisen)

Samulnori is a genre of traditional percussion music originating in Korea. The word samul means “four objects” and nori means “play”; samul nori is always performed with four traditional Korean musical instruments:

1. Kkwaenggwari (a small gong)
2. Jing (a larger gong)
3. Janggu (an hourglass-shaped drum)
4. Buk (a frame drum similar to the bass drum)

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samul_nori

(Please note that the ensemble mentioned in the Wikipedia article is the one that is coming to Tsukuba.)

Traditional Korean (Samulnori) and Japanese (Shamisen) Music Concert in Tsukuba

More information about this event (in Japanese)

More information about Kim Duk-Soo
http://www.planet-arts.co.jp/samul/prf_kim_samul.htm (in Japanese)

More information about Hiromitsu Agatsuma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromitsu_Agatsuma (in English)
http://agatsuma.tv/profile/index.html (in Japanese)

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