Monthly Archives: November 2011

Japanese Trio brings “Sound Fusion” to Manila

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is bringing once again to Manilaa different kind of musical show featuring the Japanese trio, Trinity on November 16 (Wednesday), 7:30 pm at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza, MakatiCity.

A number of inspiring joint improvisation and collaboration performances with Kei Wada and Miki Maruta led Chikudo Takahashi — the last apprentice of renowned master Chikuzan Takahashi, who established and spread the solo playing style of Tsugaru shamisen (traditional Japanese music instrument) — into forming the trio “Trinity” in 2006.  Experienced percussionist Wada enjoys collaboration work with artists from various musical genres, while also engaging in the direction and production of play accompaniments. Well-established Koto player Maruta handles a broad range of different music, from classical to contemporary, while Takahashi collaborates with a wide range of musicians, and boasts a reputation as a talented Tsugaru shamisen,Okinawasanshin and kokyu (Chinese fiddle) performer.

From Tsugaru folk songs, Asian and European music to the Beatles’ classics, Trinity’s new and uniquely arranged musical performance will surely be another treat for music aficionados.

“Sound Fusion” will also feature Japanese singer, Taiko Matsumuto and Filipino group, Bandang Malaya.

A mini concert will also be held on November 17 (Thursday), 4:00 pm at the William Shaw Theater in De La Salle University – Manila.

The event is free admission.  For inquiries and reservations, please contact the Japan Foundation, Manilathrough telephone numbers 811~6155 to 58, or, or visit the website at


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