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Nagata Shachu & CHIKIRI! Online sales end @ 7pm on Saturday, June 27
Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Toronto, ON
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Online ticket sales have now closed. Tickets for tonight's concert will be available at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre at 6 Garamond Court (near Don Mills and Eglinton). Please call (416) 441-2345 if you have any questions.


Nagata Shachu & CHIKIRI! Online sales end @ 7pm on Saturday, June 27
Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music Group closes our 16th Anniversary (2014/2015) Season with another fabulous collaboration. Presented by Nagata Shachu and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the concert will be held in Kobayashi Hall on Saturday, June 27 at 8pm.

Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music group performs traditional and rearranged compositions on Japanese drums, percussion, bamboo flutes and shamisen. While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, our group's principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko. Taking our name from founder Kiyoshi Nagata, and shachu (an old term for a performing troupe), Nagata Shachu has become renowned for our exacting, straightforward yet physically demanding performances as well as for our diverse repertoire.

Our playing is the combination of unbounded spirit with the highest levels of musicianship and discipline. The result is an unforgettable experience that is both powerful in expression and heartfelt in its sincerity.

CHIKIRI is the Japanese taiko drumming and music family trio, led by Ringtaro Tateishi, his partner, Asako, Taiko & Tsugaru Shamisen player, and his son, Sohshun as permanent members.

CHIKIRI is a butterfly joint used in woodworking - it holds two pieces of wood together. Our artist, CHIKIRI, is like this wood piece connecting people, artists and cultures from all over the world through music with a focus on Japanese Taiko Drumming.

As a former performer and artistic director of Japan's renowned ONDEKOZA for ten years, Ringtaro performed over a thousand shows in twenty-six countries. Ringtaro later moved to the US and performed at EPCOT / Walt Disney World for seven years.

He is currently the co-founder of The School of TAIKO in Seattle with his partner, taiko and shamisen player, Asako Tateishi. This collaboration promises to be an unforgettable evening of powerful taiko drumming and music capturing the spirit and essence of Japan!


Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (View)
6 Garamond Court
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5


Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Global
Music > Indie
Music > Jazz
Music > World
Other > Charity
Sports > Mixed Martial Arts

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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