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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review of Taiko Za Recital

I was so impressed with Taikoza's performance tonight.
There were only four female drummers and Marco Lienhard and a dancer.
The special guest Ichiro Jishoya's drumming was very different in technique, and I enjoyed his drum performance very much.  Surprisingly, Mr. Jishoya performed on the piano, too.

Program No. 7 "Nostalgia" Piano + Shakuhachi song was unique to me.
According to the program: Nostalgia song is about the joy of the reunion with
Marco after 25 years. They had last played together at Symphony Hall in Boston.
EISA was written in the last half of the program,
however, Marco played a song called "Shima Uta"  with his Shakuhachi instead.
I did like Marco's arrangement of Shima Uta for the Shakuhachi.
I was amazed that Marco could continue hitting the drum for SO LONG and
all of a sudden, he picks the Shakuhachi and plays!
He played Shinobue, too.
Taikoza's program was full of energy and fun.
Here are some photos from tonight's Taikoza performance.

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