(PRWEB) June 15, 2006
A groundbreaking and imaginative event will bring two musical traditions together in a concert presented by Darshanam (http://www.darshanam.org) in Tokyo on 30 June 2006 in Meguro Persimmon Hall located in Meguro City, Tokyo, Japan. In a rare convergence of cultures featuring the sitar from India and the Shamisen from Japan the concert titled New Wave Part 1 has grown from a unique collaboration of Indian and Japanese traditional music. It is the first ever attempt at a fully improvised traditional Indian composition on the three stringed shamisen to reveal an interesting perspective of its scope and capability while presenting the multitude of melodic variations for the sitar harmonizing with another stringed instrument.
Those who know about these two instruments are aware of the vast differences in their performance styles and limitations. To bring about the merging of these instruments has been a musical challenge to the artists to make this event truly memorable.
Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh (http://www.darshanam.com) internationally acclaimed sitarist will perform with Oyama san, a Tsugaru shamisen exponent in a melody specifically composed for the event. Tabla (Indian drums) accompaniment is by Sakasegawa san. This concert is supported by the following organizations: Indian Embassy, India Tourism Department, India Trade Promotion Office, Indo-Japanese Association and the Tokyo Marathi Mandal from Tokyo and the Indian Merchants Association from Yokohama.
The voluntary organization Darshanam has promoted Indian culture and traditions in Japan since 1991, their major activities focusing on Ayurveda and traditional Indian music. Ayurveda, the traditional Indian science of healthy living, has been disseminated through lectures and demonstrations. Traditional Indian music has been experienced through performances as well as activities such as individual and group therapeutic music sessions including those for mentally and physically challenged persons.
The Darshanam organization in turn supports the charitable trust named Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Trust in Pune, India. (http://www.ayurved-wagholi.org). It is an organization dedicated to the propagation of traditional Indian sciences, arts and culture.
Currently pre-sale tickets are at JPY 5,500 available with Ticket Pia Centers and online at their URL http://pia.jp/t P code is 227-048. Tickets may also be purchased at convenience stores such as Circle K, Family Mart, Sunkus and 7-11.
On 15 December 2006 New Wave Part 2 will be presented as a second concert extending musical relations of the sitar to traditional Japanese instruments, this time with the koto to be played by Ms. Fuyuki Enokido.
For more details please contact Takeda Kazuko on mobile: +81-90-8961-6453.
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