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Mix and match: Trio Trinity will fuse traditional and modern music in performances held on Saturday and Sunday in Ha Noi. — Courtesy of Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange
The trio, including Japanese traditional tsugaru shamisen musician Chikudo Takahashi, percussionist Kei Wada and koto (Japanese harp) musician Miki Maruta, will be accompanied by singer Taiko Matsumoto.
The artists will play a fusion of tsugaru shamisen folk songs with other Asian and European music, as well as some Beatles classics.
Established in 2006, Trinity released their first album Trinity in 2009. Takahashi is the last apprentice of renowned master Chikuzan Takahashi who established and spread the solo playing style of tsugaru shamisen. Chikudo Takahashi has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Okinawa Sanshin, a kokyu (Chinese fiddle) performer.
Experienced percussionist Wada enjoys collaborating with artists from various musical genres, while also engaging in the production of accompaniment. Meanwhile, well-established koto player Maruta handles a broad range of different music, from classical to contemporary.
The performances will take place at the Hong Ha Theatre, 51 Duong Thanh Street, at 8pm. Free tickets can be picked up at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Viet Nam at 27 Quang Trung Street. — VNS