Masters of Traditional Japanese Instruments with Kenny Endo and Hiromitsu Agatsuma in New York

Kenny Endo (left) and Hiromitsu Agatsuma (right)
Kenny Endo (left) and Hiromitsu Agatsuma (right)
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.

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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