Taiko fulfills tabla: April 11 two established teams in the Toronto world music scene join for a night of transcultural percussion-centric musical dialogues

Taiko fulfills tabla: April 11 two established teams in the Toronto world music scene join for a night of transcultural percussion-centric musical dialogues

The Japanese taiko team Nagata Shachu directed by Kiyoshi Nagata fulfills the JUNO-nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble directed by Ritesh Das in the phase for the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. Having attended concerts by both teams from their days that are early it is obvious that collaborations are very important every single. Nagata shares that “I believe the primal and thunderous noises associated with the taiko really are a perfect complement to the delicate and intricate rhythms associated with tabla. Ritesh and I also feel a specific connection, both musically as well as in regards to how exactly we had been competed in our particular traditions.” The individual history the two directors share can be an important website website link between their teams. “I am delighted become once more working together with Kiyoshi Nagata,” reflects Das. “He was one of many very first performers we collaborated with after arriving at Toronto in 1987. I felt a new sense of maturity from both ends, which led to an immediate understanding between us when we rehearsed for the first time in 20 years. Together we could create a really rich and elegant Indo-Japanese collaboration.” This respectful fusion perhaps not just marks an enhanced musical maturity, it is a positive thermometer for the future wellness of Toronto’s world music scene.

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