Hawaiian taiko master Kenny Endo will collaborate with Japan’s trad-pop musical virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma on tsugaru-shamisen (the three-stringed banjo-like instrument which originated in Northern Japan) for a one-night only live performance, June 5 at 7:30pm, at Japan Society in New York City.
Endo’s vibrant performance is a natural fit with Agatsuma’s fast and hard-hitting style, as they push the limits of one another’s skills in concert. Known internationally for border-crossing fusion and popular expressions of contemporary performances on these venerated instruments, Endo and Agatsuma are expected to deliver a stunning and unforgettable evening in their much-anticipated return to the Japan Society stage.
Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues. The venue is easily accessible by the 4 / 5 / 6 trains via the 42nd Street-Grand Central Station or the E / V at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street.
Tickets are on sale now at $32 for the general public and $27 for Japan Society members. Tickets are available online or by phone through the Japan Society box office at 212-715-1258. The Japan Society box office is open Monday through Friday from 11:00AM to 6:00PM and on weekends from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.
For more information about shows visit japansociety.org/performingarts
Author: World Music Central News Department
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