BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1050@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20080116T000000Z DTEND:20080116T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Hogaku: New Sounds from Japan 2008\n \nThe Japan Foundation pre sents a traditional Japanese folk performance groups\, Wariki\, and Goto & Obama at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre on Wednesday\, January 16\, 20 08 from 7:30 p.m.\n \nHogaku\, traditional Japanese music\, traces it root s to the earliest stages of Japanese history\, where poetry and song have played key roles in society with little distinction made between the two. The performers for “Hogaku: New Sounds from Japan” will dually present the audience with a journey back to the roots of Japanese music while pus hing the restraints of their traditional training with this exploration an d energetic performance.\n \nThis festive event features the traditionally trained Japanese folk musicians of Wariki including Akira Katogi\, taiko\ , dance and performance\; Shunsuke Kimura\, yokobueand tsugaru- jamisen\; Etsuro Ono\, tsugaru-jamisenand taiko\; and Shingo Ikegami\, koto. Wariki is joined by musical group Goto & Obama featuring Yukihiro Goto on Satsuma biwa and Akihito Obama on shakuhachi.\n \nIn this first US tour for both groups\, audiences will be treated to a concert of high energy and innovat ion from this collection of young and emerging artists who exhibit a full range of mastery of their traditional Japanese folk instruments.\n \nDATE: Wed.\, January 16\, 2008\nTIME: 7:30 p.m.\n \nADMISSION: General Admissio n: $20\; JACCC Members: $15 (Seniors and Students) SUMMARY:Hogaku: New Sounds from Japan 2008 at the Aratani/Japan America The ater on 1/16 URL:/en/events/2008/01/16/hogaku-new-sounds-from-japan-2008-at-the-aratanij a/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR