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Kodo: Legacy

Kodo: Legacy

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring. “Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquillity, Kodo’s sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall […]

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The 2020 Takasago & Between the Stones tour will involve 18 collaborating artists from Japan, the USA and the UK.  This unique programme of classical and contemporary noh is presented as part of the 2020 Japan Season of Culture, which coincides with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The performance tour opens with the world premiere performance […]

Shiki – music celebrating the four seasons of Japan

Shiki – music celebrating the four seasons of Japan

In evening of music from, and inspired by, Japan, Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers will showcase a range of musical pieces, both traditional and self-composed.  Japan has four distinct seasons, from icy winters to humid summers, with cherry blossom and scarlet leaves in between – and this is reflected in the music.  Pieces include Sakura Sakura, […]

Kabukimono

Kabukimono

Kabukimono is the inaugural performance in a year-long project being produced by the 23-year-old actor, writer and theatre director Suleiman Suleiman, who has acted with The Royal Ballet, Opera Holland Park, Richmond Theatre and the Gate Theatre among others. Two years in the making, Kabukimono takes audiences behind the curtains of Edo-period Japan to bring […]

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest is a day event of workshops, music contests, and live performances, which aims to explore the intersection between haiku and electronic music. The fourth edition of our festival will take place at the Corsica Studios in London on 14 December 2019. The event is divided into three parts. It will start with […]

A Reading Performance of Pearl and Dagger at The Other Palace

A Reading Performance of Pearl and Dagger at The Other Palace

Pearl and Dagger is a new musical inspired by the Japanese folktale, A Story of Oki Island, which can originally be found in Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan, written in 1906 by Richard Gordon Smith, a British naturalist. It is the story of Tokoyo, a young woman dealing with the grief over her deceased mother. When her […]

Imaginary Solutions

Imaginary Solutions

Imaginary Solutions is a new collaboration between the Tokyo-based Butoh dancer and martial artist Takahiro Tomatsu, and the acclaimed London-based experimental music ensemble ARCO, led by composer/performer Neil Luck.  The title of the event is a reference to commonalities in the exploratory, expressionist, and speculative natures of both Butoh and contemporary experimental music. This public, live […]

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

The Guardian: “Delightfully quirky album of folk songs reimagined from Afrobeat to reggae”The Observer: “The focus is on great grooves and fine playing. A band to seek out.”The Times: “Minyo Crusaders sound like nothing else lurking on your Spotify playlist”Gilles Peterson: “Fascinating… love this. Thoroughly recommended” Debut UK live performance from Japan’s Minyo Crusaders – […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club