JO HA KYU featuring Brooklyn Raga Massive



Jo H Kyu, Brooklyn, NYC, Japan, ShapeShifter Lab, concert, performance, taiko, shinobue, traditional Japanese music, Kaoru Watanabe

JO HA KYU featuring Brooklyn Raga Massive

Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

ShapeShifter Lab – 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn

Admission: $20/$10 students

JO | HA | KYU is a four-part concert series that explores meaningful collaborations between traditional Japanese instruments and those of other cultures, celebrating Brooklyn’s incredibly rich and diverse cultural makeup through music. Curated by Kaoru Watanabe, a Brooklyn-based musician and composer who specializes in Japanese taiko drums and shinobue bamboo flutes, the dynamic performances will be mix of traditional repertoire, informed improvisations, and new compositions.

In this concert at ShapeShifter Lab, the first of the series, Watanabe will team up with members of the beloved Indian music collective Brooklyn Raga Massive as well as one of the most acclaimed and innovative taiko drummers in Japan, Ryutaro Kaneko, formerly of Kodo.

This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).