Book launch and concert: ‘Music as Heritage’
It was an honour to perform at the launch of such an important and timely text, which featured a chapter by our very own David Hughes!
SOAS Concert Series: Musicians of SOAS
It was a pleasure to perform at the event, which showcased some of the incredible talent at SOAS. Merlyn, the organiser, put on an incredible show, demonstrating the diversity of musical interest and skill at the university.
We thoroughly enjoyed playing at Manchester’s celebration of Japanese culture.
It took place at the Sugden Sports Centre which is in close proximity to the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
It was a wonderful day, so come and join the festivities next time!
We were extremely pleased to perform once again at the wonderful Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square.
Although a little chillier than some years, it was a great day with a fabulous variety of performances, including our friends the London Okinawa Sanshinkai, and Yosakoi London Temuzu, and ‘our own’ fantastic Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki!
This year, David and Gina were in Japan – we hope we did them proud!
We were lucky enough to perform throughout the week with participants of the festival.
The festival took place at Goldsmiths in London, and was a celebration of all things shakuhachi – from playing technique to the history of the instrument.