BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5549@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180324T000000Z DTEND:20180324T000000Z DESCRIPTION:In the second concert of their 19th annual season\, Canada&rsqu o\;s pre-eminent taiko group Nagata Shachu cross boundaries with a genre-b ending new collaboration featuring Toronto blues artists Ken Yoshioka (har monica and guitar) and multi-Juno Award winner Julian Fauth (keyboards and vocals) at the Brigantine Room\, Harbourfront Centre on Saturday\, March 24!\n\nWhile taiko drumming and the Blues could not seem more different on the surface\, both are musical genres strongly rooted in rhythm.\n\nJuno award winner Julian Fauth is a piano player and singer\, whose style is ba sed on the tradition of pre-war barrelhouse blues and boogie woogie\, with infusions of gospel and jazz.\n\nOriginally from Kamakura\, Japan\, Ken Y oshioka started his career as a harmonica player\, but also later evolved into an acclaimed singer\, fingerpicking guitarist and composer.\n\nARTIST QUOTES:\n\nTaiko master and artistic director Kiyoshi Nagata states\, &ld quo\;Although Nagata Shachu has worked with a variety of artists over the years\, this is the first collaboration with blues musicians. From our ver y first rehearsal with Ken and Julian\, we knew that this combination was a perfect marriage of rhythm and soul.&rdquo\;\n\nKen Yoshioka says\, &ldq uo\;I am really excited about this project. We are going to experience a d eep-fried catfish and sushi mash-up of music in this multicultural city.&r dquo\;\n\nJulian Fauth states\, &ldquo\;I'm also very excited and honoured to provide a dollop of sour cream to our musical gumbo.&rdquo\;\n\nCONCER T/TICKET INFO:\n\nTickets: Regular\; $30. Student/Senior\; $20.\n\nOnline\ ;&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=96 57&amp\;festival_id=0" target="_blank">http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/w hatson/today.cfm?id=9657&amp\;festival_id=0</a>.\n\nPhone\; 416-973-4000\, press 1.\n\nIn person\; Harbourfront box office\, 235 Queen&rsquo\;s Quay West\, Toronto\, ON\, M5J 2G8.\n\nVIDEOS:\n\nJulian Fauth\;&nbsp\;<a href ="https://youtu.be/UE4VYYopMCM" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/UE4VYYopM CM</a>.\n\nKen Yoshioka\;&nbsp\;<a href="https://youtu.be/0_qnMtAiRFc" tar get="_blank">https://youtu.be/0_qnMtAiRFc</a>.\n\nNagata Shachu members pe rforming in this concert are Kiyoshi Nagata (master soloist\, taiko\, shin obue/flute)\, Aki Takahashi (taiko\, shamisen\, vocals)\, Tony Nguyen (tai ko)\, Jason Huang (taiko) and Naoya Kobayashi (taiko).\n\nNagata Shachu ha s toured extensively and played rare and unusual collaborations with artis ts including the Toronto Arts Foundation&rsquo\;s Arts in the Parks initia tive\, world/roots ensemble DRUMHAND\, Japan&rsquo\;s acclaimed taiko\, ko kyu and shinobue virtuoso Shogo Yoshii (formerly of Kodo drummers)\, Juno nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble and most recently the founding member and principal dancer of Japan&rsquo\;s Kodo drummers\, Chieko Kojima. Nagata Shachu has previously released six CDs of original music (latest\; Hymus R oad\, 2013)\, and four DVDs (latest\; Toronto Taiko Tales\, 2017).\n\nKiyo shi Nagata is Canada&rsquo\;s pre-eminent taiko soloist\, whose career spa ns over three decades. His principal studies were with &lsquo\;Kodo&rsquo\ ; in Japan and Daihachi Oguchi (artistic director of Suwa Daiko). In 1998\ , he founded Nagata Shachu. He also teaches at the University of Toronto&r squo\;s Faculty of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of Music.\n\nABOUT: \n\nSince forming in 1998 and while rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan\, Nagata Shachu's principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient ar t form by producing innovative and exciting music (through concerts and wo rkshops) that speaks to today&rsquo\;s audience and creates a new voice fo r the Taiko. Taking its name from founder Kiyoshi Nagata and &lsquo\;shach u&rsquo\; (old term for a performing troupe)\, Nagata Shachu has toured th roughout Canada\, the USA and Europe.\n\nMORE INFO:&nbsp\;\n\n<a href="htt p://nagatashachu.com/" target="_blank">http://nagatashachu.com</a>\n<a hre f="http://facebook.com/NagataShachu" target="_blank">Facebook.com/NagataSh achu</a>\n<a href="http://twitter.com/NagataShachu" target="_blank">Twitte r.com/NagataShachu</a>\n<a href="http://youtube.com/NagataShachu" target=" _blank">YouTube.com/NagataShachu</a>\n<a href="http://soundcloud.com/Nagat aShachu" target="_blank">SoundCloud.com/NagataShachu</a>\n<a href="http:// julianfauth.com/" target="_blank">JulianFauth.com</a>\n<a href="http://fac ebook.com/KenYoshiokablues" target="_blank">Facebook.com/KenYoshiokablues< /a> SUMMARY:Taiko x Blues: Nagata Shachu\, Ken Yoshioka and Julian Fauth URL:/en/events/2018/03/24/taiko-x-blues-nagata-shachu-ken-yoshioka-and-jul/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR