16 - October - 2017

Nagata Shachu

Asian - Folk - Japanese - Percussion - Traditional
From Toronto, Ontario

BIO

Nagata Shachu has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the taiko since 1998. The group has toured widely throughout Canada, the US and Europe performing in theatres, concert halls, and major music festivals.

While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, the ensemble’s principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko. Taking its name from founder Kiyoshi Nagata and the Japanese word shachu meaning group, Nagata Shachu, has become renowned for its exacting, straightforward yet physically demanding performances as well as for its diverse repertoire. In addition to having recorded five CDs of original music, as well as two live DVDs, Nagata Shachu, produces its own annual concert where it premieres new works and collaborates with guest artists.

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Gigs

Fleck Dance Theatre - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

McMaster University Convocation Hall - Hamilton, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Festival des Traditions du Monde - Sherbgrooke, Quebec Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Society of the Four Arts - Palm Beach, Florida United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sirius Stage Harbourfront - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Toronto Music Garden - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Saugetuck Centre for the Arts - Michigan, Michigan United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts - Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Collingwood Music Festival - Collingwood, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tour of North Carolina and Tennessee - Various Cities, North Carolina and Tennessee United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Huntsville Festival of the Arts - Hunstsville, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hoover Auditorium - Ohio, Ohio United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Lake Eden Arts Festival - Black Mountain, North Carolina United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Open Ears Festival - Kitchener, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Miliken Auditorium - Traverse City, Michigan United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ferris State University - Big Rapids, Michigan United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Colonial Theatre - Pitsfield, Massachusetts United States - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Band Members

Kiyoshi Nagata
Aki Takahashi
Akemi Akachi
Heidi Chan
Tony Nguyen

Manager

Kiyoshi Nagata
Email: taiko@kiyoshinagata.com
Phone: 416 651 4227

Discography

Tsuzure
Indie, 2008

Kiro
Indie, 2005

Koku
Indie, 2002

Stone Path
Indie, 2001