15 Dic Taiko satisfies tabla: April 11 two established teams from the Toronto globe music scene join for a night of transcultural percussion-centric musical dialogues
The Japanese taiko team Nagata Shachu directed by Kiyoshi Nagata satisfies the JUNO-nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble directed by Ritesh Das in the phase for the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. Having attended concerts by both groups from their days that are early it is obvious that collaborations are essential to every. Nagata shares that “I believe that the primal and thunderous noises associated with taiko are a definite complement that is perfect the slight and intricate rhythms regarding the tabla. Ritesh and I also feel a connection that is certain both musically as well as in regards to how exactly we had been been trained in our respective traditions.” The individual history the two directors share is definitely an essential website link between their teams. “I am delighted become yet again dealing with Kiyoshi Nagata,” reflects Das. “He was one of many first music artists we collaborated with after arriving at Toronto in 1987. Whenever we rehearsed the very first time in two decades, we felt a unique sense of readiness from both ends, which resulted in an instantaneous understanding between us. Together we could produce a tremendously rich and stylish Indo-Japanese collaboration.” This fusion that is respectful just marks an enhanced musical readiness, it is an optimistic thermometer for the future wellness of Toronto’s world music scene.
In the Aga Khan Museum: seven days later the newest Aga Khan Museum in addition to well-established Raag-Mala musical Society of Toronto get together for the very first time in two concerts during the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium. Titled “Miyan-Ki-Daane: Raags of Tansen,” the programs, presented within the Hindustani dhrupad and khayal music genres, celebrate the songs of Miyan Tansen, a bright celebrity among the composers and vocalists of Emperor Akbar’s 16th-century North Indian court.