Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Ensemble “Abe-Ya” Performances in India

Photo of Abe-Ya 2

The Japan Foundation sends the Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) ensemble "Abe-Ya" to three cities in India (New Delhi, Calcutta and Chennai) to introduce Japanese traditional music.

Tour Schedule

  • New Delhi
    Friday, March 13
    Start at 18:30
    Venue: LTG Auditorium Address: Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, 110001
  • New Delhi
    Saturday, March 14
    Start at 18:30
    Venue: NOIDA Authority Hall Address: Sector 6, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Calcutta
    Tuesday March 17
    Start at 18:30
    Venue: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR Address: 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700 071
  • Chennai
    Thursday, March 19
    Start at 18:30
    Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Address: 314 T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018

Performers Information

Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Ensemble "Abe-Ya"

Photo of Abe-Ya 1 "Abe-Ya"is a group of musicians who play Japanese folk music led by Hidesaburo Abe, Tsugaru Shamisen player. The group consists of young talented musicians including Abe's pupils as well as professional drummers, Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and other flute players, and Minyou (Japanese folk music) singers. The name of the group "Abe-Ya"derives from the leader's family name, "Abe". Also, there is a word in old dialect of Tohoku, Northeastern Region of Japan, which sounds similar to "Abe-Ya"and it means "Let's go!". "Abe-Ya"has been delivering the sounds of Japanese traditional music to people at home and abroad, flexibly combining a variety of members of the group into a unit for each event.

Photo of Hidesaburo Abe
Hidesaburo Abe
(Tsugaru shamisen)

Photo of Takayuki Hashiguchi
Takayuki Hashiguchi
(Japanese drum)

Photo of Ryota Kanazashi
Ryota Kanazashi
(Japanese drum)

Photo of Makoto Sekine
Makoto Sekine
(Japanese drum)

Photo of Yuta Kanazashi
Yuta Kanazashi
(Japanese drum)


[Contact Us]

Performing Arts Division, Arts Department, The Japan Foundation
Contact: Ms. Hotta

Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6063 / Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6038 

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