Kaoru Watanabe Presents: Jo Ha Kyu Part II



Jo H Kyu, Kaoru Watanabe, taiko, shinobue, National Sawdust, NYC, Japan, Brooklyn, cross-cultural collaboration, music, dance

Kaoru Watanabe Presents: Jo Ha Kyu Part II

Sunday, July 30 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:00 p.m.)

National Sawdust – 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn

Admission: $29 in advance/$34 at the door

JO | HA | KYU is a four-part concert series that explores collaborations between traditional Japanese instruments and those of other cultures. The series is curated by Kaoru Watanabe, a Brooklyn-based musician and composer who specializes in Japanese taiko drums and shinobue bamboo flutes.

In this concert, the second of the series, Watanabe looks toward Central and South America with a focus on Brazil, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, and Colombia and featuring a traditional repertoire seamlessly blended with avant-garde improvisations and new compositions.

Participating performers are Rogerio Boccato (percussion), Fumi Tanakadate (taiko, shinobue), Edward Perez (bass), Belinda Becker (dance), Vitor Gonçalves (accordion), Sheila Anozier (dance), and Kaoru Watanabe (taiko, shinobue).

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit JO | HA | KYU’s Eventbrite page. Save 25% on advance group buys of four or more tickets. Seating is first come, first served.