Nitta Oyako, Father & Son Tsugaru Shamisen Duo, Tours the US

New York City , USA – Nitta Oyako will be performing at Joe’s Pub in Public Theater
in New York City on May 3, 2005. The group consists of father, Hiorshi, and
son, Masahiro, two shamisen (a Japanese banjo-like lute) masters. Together and separately, Nitta Oyako continue to be in
great demand, performing extensively throughout Japan and other parts of

Recently signed to Sony Japan, The Nitta Oyako performing team was
formed in 2000 after Masahiro won the grand prize of the National Tsugaru
Shamisen Competition. The repertoire of Nitta Oyako comprises a range from
traditional Japanese folk tunes (Min-yoh), original tunes based on
tradition, and even a few pop music and jazz.Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street, between East 4th and Astor Place, East Village. Tickets available at The Public Theater box office or through Telecharge: or 212.239.6200.

Joe’s Pub is part of The Joseph Papp Public Theater, located at 425
Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place in New York’s East
Village. There is a parking garage at 403 Lafayette Street, just south of
The Public Theater. Call 212.254.1263 for further information. There is very
limited street parking available after 6 pm.