May 25, 2014

Hikashu Free Improvisation Summit at Fuji Rock Festival 2014

This summer Hikashu performs at Fuji Rock Festival, the biggest musical event in Japan. Their appearance is the day two, July 26. This is the third time for them playing at the festival - they were there in 2011 and 2012.

And this time, as billed themselves as "Hikashu Free Improvisation Summit," they plan to do a special set, focusing on improvisation, with guest musicians, including veteran free-form reedman (and Jim O'Rourke's favorite) Sakata Akira. He's a frequent collaborator with Hikashu as well.

Sakata appeared at Hikashu's christmas concert last year, and they did an improvising jam which turned out quite splendid. So this collaboration has been road-tested and you could expect a bright moment this time, too.

Hikashu performs Nyu'nen at Fuji Rock Festival 2011. This footage is from TV broadcast. Unfortunately, this is the only segment actually aired.

July 26, 2014
"Hikashu Free Improvisation Summit"
@ Orange Court
Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival official site

Naeba Ski Resort, Naeba, Niigata

May 24, 2014

Huun Huur Tu Tokyo Concert on July 24, 2014

Huun Huur Tu, the world renowned throat-singing ensemble from Tuva, comes to Japan in July. The tour is organized by Makigami Koichi.

Once taking charge of the tour, Makigami acted swiftly. He promptly booked the group to Fuji Rock Festival, the biggest musical event in Japan, and reserved a concert hall in central Tokyo.

The dates are:

July 24 - Toppan Hall, Iidabashi, Tokyo
July 25 - Naeba Shokudo, Fuji Rock Festival
July 26 - Orange Court, Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival official site

Huun Huur Tu appearing Womad 2013

July 24, 2014
"Huun Huur Tu Tokyo Concert 2014"
@ Toppan Hall
Iidabashi, Tokyo

MC: Makigami Koichi
open 18:30 - start 19:00
adv 6,000 yen - at door 7,000 yen

tickets now available via eplus

Toppan Hall, Iidabashi, Tokyo

May 14, 2014

Hikashu Russia Altai Tour 2014 May 29-June 5

Hikashu tours Russia including Siberia beginning May 29.

The dates are:

May 29 - TASS, Barnaul
May 31 - Oust-Koksa, Altai
June 1 - Cultural Club, Oust-Kan, Altai
June 3 - ESG-21, Sankt Petersburg
June 4 - DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow
June 5 - Marina and Anastasia Cvetaevy Museum, Alexandrov

The band has toured Russia two times, in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Be sure to act early and secure your ticket, especially the DOM gig, because the demand for the show is expected so high, as the last time.

from the DOM site:

Один из наиболее известных проектов знаменитого японского вокалиста-экспериментатора Макигами Коичи возвращается в Москву после триумфального выступления в ДОМе в рамках «Длинных Рук-7». Игравший с Джоном Зорном и Дереком Бейли Макигами – эксцентрик и шоумен от Бога, удивительный в своей детской непосредственности музыкант, признанный мастер постмодернизма, в своем творчестве заходит на территории джаза, поп-музыки, рока, психоделии, фолка, исследуя их с особым чувством – наверное, именно оно и дает приставку «авант» всему вышеперечисленному.

Длинные Руки представляют: HIKASHU (Япония)

Long Arms presents: HIKASHU (Japan) - DOM

Scenes from the Russia Lithuania Tour 2012