NAGATA SHACHU Japanese Taiko and Music Group

Nagata Shachu, Toronto’s premiere Japanese Taiko and Music Group, is pleased to announce TAIKO X TURNTABLES! will now feature world champion DJ Dopey on Saturday, March 28 at the Al Green Theatre. TAIKO X TURNTABLES! is the second show of their 21st season Ancient Rhythms | Future Echoes.

Traditional taiko and turntabalism will collide for the first time in TAIKO X TURNTABLES!, a unique and exhilarating fusion of two very different genres. Featuring both composed and improvised works, Nagata Shachu and DJ Dopey will share a musical dialogue playing off of each other’s powerful beats and melodic themes.

A founding member of the Turntable Monkz, and a DMC World Champion, DJ Dopey is one of Canada’s premiere DJ talents. In his fifteen years as a DJ/Turntablist, DJ Dopey has shared stages with artists such as Eminem, Slum Village, Kanye West, Kardinal Offishall, Dragonette and Steve Aoki, as well as DJ’d for Jazz Cartier.

Both drumming and scratching share a lot of similar elements in terms of rhythmic and musical elements as well as of improvisation. I thought it would be interesting to juxtapose the worlds of traditional Japanese acoustic music with modern technological music “. said Nagata Shachu founder Kiyoshi Nagata.

Nagata Shachu includes Kiyoshi Nagata, and Aki Takahashi, Tony Nguyen, Naoya Kobayashi, Andrew Siu and apprentices Eriko Murata, Lisa Naito and Ricci Ebron.

Based in Toronto, Nagata Shachu has enthralled audiences internationally with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drum (taiko) since its formation in 1998. While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, the ensemble’s principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko.

Nagata Shachu
Ancient Rhythms | Future Echoes

2019/2020 Season

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8 pm
$30, $35 adults, $20 seniors and students

Al Green Theatre
750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
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