Bangkok Post reviews
Japanese soul music moves beyond tradition
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: August 22, 2013 at 8:18 am
The trio Ryuz will perform in Phitsanulok on Sept 6 and Bangkok on Sept 8. From left: Shigeri Kitsu, Nobuto Yamanaka and Kazuki Kunihiro.
Three exciting Japanese musicians will join forces to present a sound splash of voice, taiko drum, tsugaru-shamisen and guitar during their first Thailand concert tour next month.
Ryuz is a trio that explores transcending musical borders.
They are set to perform at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok on Sept 6 at 3pm.
They will then head for Bangkok for another performance at the Music Hall of Arts & Culture Building, Chulalongkorn University, on Sept 8 at 4pm.
The ensemble comprises folk singer and taiko drummer Shigeri Kitsu, tsugaru-shamisen (a traditional string instrument) player Nobuto Yamanaka, and celebrated composer, vocalist and guitarist Kazuki Kunihiro who is noted for his genre-transcending musicality and strong stage presence.
Both shows are free of charge, but reservations are required.
Contact Naresuan University's public relations office on 055-961-118 from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays by Sept 5, or the Japan Foundation Bangkok on 02-260-8560_4 from 9am to 5pm on weekdays by Sept 6. Limited tickets without prior booking are also available at the reception on the concert day.