Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.
Brian Ritchie and Yyan Ng - ‘Shakuhachi and Wadaiko duo'
Brian “tairaku” Ritchie is best known as the founder and bass player of the alternative-rock band the Violent Femmes. Brian now resides in Tasmania and for the last 12 years he has been creating “zen jazz” using a unique flute known as a Shakuhachi.
Along with Yyan Ng on Wadaiko, a Japanese Taiko drum, they traverse music from traditional Minyo (Japanese folk music) to avante garde Jazz.
This event is part of the Sound in Space - Live at Hive Planetarium concert series. This program showcases Tasmanian independent music excellence, featuring unique instrumentation and a deep appreciation of music styles. From existential chamber folk to cosmic psych rock, to an intimate guitar experience, this is a line-up of performers not seen before in the same program or on the North-west coast - Live and exclusive at Hive.
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