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