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Celebrate Japanese Culture With Hibiki IV

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Hibikiya celebrates Japanese culture with Hibiki IV, where modern meets traditional music.

Hibiki IV, the fourth edition of an annual Japanese music and culture concert, will take place on 20 July at the NUS University Cultural Centre. The concert is organised by Singapore-based music studio Hibikiya and supported by the Japanese Embassy, Japan National Tourism Organization and the Japanese Association, Singapore.

Hibiki IV will showcase Japanese traditional art by guest performers flown in from Japan, as well as by the different groups in the Hibikiya club. Performances will include a variety of Japanese cultural music, including a Taiko ensemble, and an array of both wind and string instruments such as the Shinobue and Shamisen. This year, the concert will revolve around the themes of ‘Tradition meets modernity’, and will see musicians of all ages taking part.

Hibiki IV will feature solo Taiko player, Hiro Hayashida as a special guest to be part of the concert, together with his band.  Born in Nagasaki, Japan, Hayashida first joined world renowned Taiko group KODO in 1985 as a member. He quickly gained fame by emerging as a solo performer in 1991 and was invited to perform at international events such as the FIFA World Cup in France.
Also participating in the concert this year is the ZingO Festival Drum Group, a prominent Chinese Drum group in Singapore. This is the first time a local performing arts group will be performing as part of Hibiki’s itinerary.

Admission will cost S$35 through Peatix, and S$40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here.




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