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The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance

This event has already taken place.June 17 – 18, 2 – 3:30 pm,
$25 Advance, $20 Seniors, $15 Students

The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York (JFDINY) presents THE FESTIVAL OF JAPAN: DRUMS + DANCE, a collaborative performance between JFDINY’s own dance ensemble MINBUZA and world-renowned taiko ensemble SUKEROKU TAIKO (based in Tokyo, Japan). Powerful taiko performances will be weaved throughout a full repertoire of folk dances drawn from over a thousand years of history, including Tsugaru Aiya Bushi (umbrella and fan dance from Aomori) and Onikenbai (demon masked sword dance from Iwate and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage).

Special Musical Guest: Tsugaru Shamisen Player/Singer Yuzu Natsumi