Kenny Endo & Hiromitsu Agatsuma @ Japan Society | 6/15/13

For the first time ever in the United States, revered Hawaiian taiko master Kenny Endo joins forces with Japan's trad-pop musical virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma on tsugaru-shamisen (the three-stringed banjo-like instrument which originated in Northern Japan) for a one-night only live performance.

Endo's adrenaline-pumping performance is a natural fit with Agatsuma's fast and aggressive style, as they push the limits of one another's skills in concert.  Known internationally for border-crossing fusion and audience-pleasing expressions of contemporary takes on these venerated instruments, these musicians promise to deliver a dazzling and unforgettable evening in their much-anticipated return to the Japan Society stage. 

Tickets are available online or by phone through the Japan Society box office at 212-715-1258. The Japan Society box office is open Monday through Friday from 11:00AM to 6:00PM and on weekends from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.  

Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues.  The venue is easily accessible by the 4 / 5 / 6 trains via the 42nd Street-Grand Central Station or the E / V at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. 

A Japan Society exclusive Spotify playlist of Endo and Agatsuma's music is available by clicking here.

Wednesday June 5, 2013
Japan Society Presents
KENNY ENDO with HIROMITSU AGATSUMA: Traditional Taiko Drum and Shamisen Jam
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$32 / $27 for Japan Society Members – Tickets Available Now

  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
After 20 years since their last performance at Soldier Field...
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 17:57
A one-of-a-kind Fare Thee Well commemorative guitar was auct...
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 17:55
Eugene, Oregon has welcomed, with open and hugging arms, the...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 16:47
Forty Below Records announces a September 4th release date f...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 16:41
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
1 year 2 weeks ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
1 year 1 month ago
Diana Krall concert is coming soon in Valley Performing Arts Center,North ridge on Ap...
1 year 3 months ago
The Revivalists are incredible live! Make sure you check out their new album! http://...
1 year 4 months ago