Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Ensemble “Abe-Ya” Performances in India
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.
¦ Wadaiko (Japanese Drum) Ensemble “Abe-Ya”
“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.
Performing Arts Division, Arts Department, The Japan Foundation
Contact: Ms. Hotta
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6063 / Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6038