Fri 4 Aug BEMAC - Zipangu Night (Japanese)

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BEMAC ‘Cultivart’ Series 2006 presents‘Zipangu Night’
August 04, 2006
8:00 pm
BEMAC Indoor Space Yungaba
120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Zipangu Night’ A celebration of the Japanese Culture in Brisbane‘

BEMAC Cultivart series on Friday August 4, will present ‘Zipangu Night’ a unique night of music and performances from Japan featuring Shigeru Yomei Nakajima, Wadaiko Rindo and Noriko Tadano who are bringing the culture and music of Japan to Brisbane.

Melbourne based Japanese drum ensemble Wadaiko Rindo is renowned for energetic and dynamic drumming performances. This Melbourne based Taiko ensemble has performed widely in Victoria, ACT, New Caledonia and Fiji.

Noriko Tadano is a pioneer, starting learning Tsugaru-Shamisen - A three stringed Japanese Lute from the Tsugaru region in the North of Japan - and Minyo - traditional folksong - when she was only 8 years old. She has spread the Shamisen music to Australia and has performed at many events such as the Canberra Multicultural Festival.

Shigeru Yomei Nakajima is a talented, Brisbane based artist who plays Shakuhachi. He has performed at Woodford festival, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, China, Japan and Some of Asia countries.

Zipangu Night is part of the 2006 Australia – Japan Year of Exchange Program and aims to introduce to Australian audiences the Japanese culture and music presented by local Japanese performers from Brisbane and Gold Coast showcasing a sample of musical works that range from traditional to contemporary. During the event you will also enjoy a display of flower arrangements (Ikebana), origami and calligraphy works.

Come along and enjoy a taste of the Japanese Culture!!!

Venue: BEMAC Indoor Space, Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings: Phone BEMAC on 33914433
Licensed Bar

For more information please contact Ana Barassi at BEMAC on 33914433 or arts@bemac.org.au

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