High-energy Japanese drumming

November 17, 2006

High-energy Japanese drumming at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, November 17, 2006 – Japanese festivities continue at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on November 25 with a high-energy presentation of Taiko drumming by Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble. The ensemble keeps the 2,000-year-old classical Japanese tradition alive by performing on a complete set of authentic Japanese drums (Taiko). Their unique performances are both powerful in their expression and beautiful in their simplicity. This is a performance not to be missed!

The Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble has performed in theatres, concert halls, universities and major music festivals throughout Canada, the US and Italy. Combining thunderous, primal drumbeats with subtle, intricate rhythms, the Toronto-based ensemble is able to produce a wide spectrum of sounds. With their vast array of Japanese taikos, gongs, bells, wooden clappers, shakers and bamboo flutes, the Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.

Rolling Thunder: Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble
Saturday, November 25, 2006
8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 at the box office
In partnership with the Embassy of Japan

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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