Fubuki Daiko

Fubuki Daiko

AUDIENCE CODE:

Y/A

COMMUNITIES FEE:

$2000 + GST + expenses

PERFORMANCE LENGTH:

90 MINS

SCHOOLS FEE:

$575 + GST

GRADE LEVEL:

K-12

PERFORMANCE LENGTH:

50–60 MINS

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 24’x24’ level
performance area suitable for dancers; basic sound system with 4 mics on stands and 2 open channels for wireless mics; changing rooms with bottled water; house lights and sound tech if available

CONTACT:

Hiroshi Koshiyama

ADDRESS:

PO Box 222, Station Main

Winnipeg, MB R3C 2G9

PHONE:

(204) 943-2989

FAX:

(204) 943-7196

EMAIL:

info@fubuki.ca

WEBSITE:

www.fubuki.ca

 

Fubuki Daiko

Fubuki Daiko reinvents traditional Japanese drumming with eclectic and energetic performances. For over 15 years, they have performed at concert halls, festivals, fairs, and bar mitzvahs across North America. Collaborations with a wide range of groups including the Winnipeg Singers, Absent Sound, the Acromaniacs, and the Northern Plains Ballet have continued to drive their never-ending quest for excellence and innovation in this ancient art form. Co-founders Hiroshi Koshiyama and Naomi Guilbert have over 20 years of taiko experience including a four-year apprenticeship under Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka, the father of North American taiko. Koshiyama is the only Canadian formally trained in the art of the Japanese Lion Dance by world-renowned lion dancer Nosuke Akiyama.He has appeared in Philip Kaufman’s feature film Rising Sun and performed on the film’s soundtrack. The group’s debut CD, Fubuki, received a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental Recording.

THE PERFORMANCE:

Fubuki Daiko performs an almost exclusively original repertoire that combines their North American roots with traditional training. The result is a unique phenomenon that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance, and all rhythm. Humorous and educational narratives between pieces help to establish an immediate connection with audiences and demystify this ancient musical tradition.