Hikaru, Japan

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Hikaru 飛香流, Japan

Explore Japanese folk music through Hikaru’s magical melodies and striking rhythms. The distinctive 3-string Tsugaro shamisen, powerful taiko drums, Japanese flute, songs and dance combine in a stunning performance that will carry you to the soaring mountains and rugged seas of Japan.

Learn more about ensemble leader, Nobuto Yamanaka, and see videos of his performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54I0IiHdOHE

A program of Arts Midwest, the 2019–2021 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3Mgives, and the Kaufman Family Fund for Israeli Cultural Exchange. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China for Choor, and by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, the Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts, and Music Port for Hadar Maoz. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.

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