Log in

TA-KE 2 - Japanesque Music Night in the moonlight

24 Sep 2016 6:00 PM | Contact Us (Administrator)

**1 x double pass for AJSV members!!**


Japanese musicians in Melbourne welcome bamboo 'Shinobue' flute master, Mr. Yasukazu Kano who was a member of the internationally renowned 'Taiko' drumming group, KODO. Whilst a member of KODO, Mr Yasukazu Kano was an outstanding taiko drummer and an inspirational bamboo flute player.  He has performed at over a thousand venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall and Theatre de la Ville in Paris. 

Kano draws his musical inspiration from the beautiful nature of Sado Island, Japan where he lives. He can make the Japanese bamboo flute sing like the birds and sound like the ocean breeze and the forest wind. Kano's melodies are simple yet expressive, and his original compositions showcase the blend of traditional and modern music, incorporating Japanese scales and rhythms, jazz improvisation, African rhythms and classical music.

In Melbourne, Kano will collaborate with finalist of  'Australia's Got Talent'  Noriko Tadano (Shamisen), ravishingly beautiful sound of strings of a Koto ensemble played by Melbourne's very own Mr Brandon Lee , widely known and powerful Wadaiko Rindo led by Toshi Sakamoto, talented pianist from  "SOFA SOUL" Sayako Nakagawa and A.YA duet who with a touch of bonus humour, play traditional to modern music with a variety of Japanese instruments including taiko. Moreover, Japanese didgeridoo player SANSHI could not resist flying all the way from Perth to join this unique collaboration team!

This is a new vibrant Japanese music concert where you will be able to witness a whole new history of  music adventures performed by Japanese professional musicians living in Australia, with of course the very special guest Shinobue player Mr Yasukazu Kano flying in from Japan especially to join this extremely rare concert experience.  There is no doubt that you will truly be entertained!

We have one double pass for AJSV members! 

To be in the draw to win the double pass, please send your full name and mobile number to Events by email with 'TAKE2' as subject. Entries close at 12pm, Friday 16 September 2016. A winner will be contacted by 6pm, Monday 19 September 2016.

Don't miss out! Come and support this great Japanese music collaboration experience in the moonlight!


Date: Saturday 24 September 2016

Time: 6pm open for 6:30pm start

Venue: Isabel McComas Hall, Toorak Campus of Geelong Grammar School (14 Douglas Street, Toorak, VIC 3142)

Booking: available at https://www.trybooking.com/LVLA

Competition Details

The competition is only open to AJSV membership holders and the membership has to be active at the time of entry.

Each entrant may only submit one eligible entry to the competition. Where multiple entries are submitted, only the first will be accepted.

The winners will be selected at random using Random Picker (https://www.randompicker.com/).

In the event that the a winner cancel his/her entry, we will select another winner from other entrant received.

Where we do not receive as many eligible entries as there are prizes, we do not under any obligation to distribute all of the prizes.

Copyright © Australia-Japan Society of Victoria Inc. All rights reserved.  PO Box 2128, Forest Hill, VIC 3131  T: +61 3 9028 2001

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software