April 11 & 12, 2015,
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Cultural Center of the
The show will be headlined by The Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra, the taiko group Arahan and the karate school Hasegawa Karate in an exciting collaboration between music and the martial arts. Singer and recording artist Aisaku Yokogawa will render Japanese and Filipino songs as well as act as host and translator for the show.
The taiko drum is a traditional Japanese musical instrument. “Taiko” has been developed into a broad range of percussion instruments that are used in both Japanese folk and classical musical traditions.
The Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra, formerly known as the Yamanashi Japanese Drum Symphony Orchestra, was founded by the late conductor and composer Sen Amano (1934-2014) who was in his time a prominent Taiko performer. This symphony orchestra was established to share the beauty of traditional Japanese performing arts, specifically the “Taiko” not only within
but to the rest of the world. The Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra has
displayed their mastery of the art by breathing life into various types of
plays and theatrical musicals, and they have repeatedly created fantastical imagery
through a symphony of sound. The orchestra is based in Yamanashi prefecture
is located. Mt. Fuji
Arahan is another prominent taiko group hailing from the
, and was led by
conductor and composer Sen Amano. They are also a member of the Yamanashi
Artistic & Cultural Association and often perform in collaboration with the
Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra. Yamanashi
Hasegawa Karate is led by Karate Master Shinichi Hasegawa, a six-time World Karate Champion who established seven Karate Schools within the
whose doctrine is to
promote Karate as a means to educate the youth, and strengthen their physical
and mental well-being. He and wife, Yumi Hasegawa, who is active in the
management of the Yamanashi
Prefecture , have close to 1,000
Shitoryu Karate students in the Hasegawa Karate
learning their style of martial arts.
Aisaku Yokogawa is a Japanese national who has spent most of his life in the
He considers himself a “Pinoy” by heart, and takes great pride in the fact that
his knowledge of the Filipino language and culture is at par with that of a
native’s. Yokogawa is a Japanese OPM artist committed to sharing his art and
talent in singing JPM (Japanese-Pilipino Music). He recently released an
album under Universal records and i&i records featuring diamond classics
such as Ted Ito's "IKAW PA RIN" and other 90’s JPM hits.
The Taiko Effect: Drums of Change benefit concert will be the first of a series of events aimed at fostering a stronger relationship between the Philippines and Japan through a cultural exchange program, spearheaded by the Chairman of the ASEAN Exchange Committee, Mr. Hiromi Ishioka (Chief Executive Officer of Akafuji Daiko) with the support and cooperation of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo.
This event was made possible through the support of the
of the Cultural
The Yamanashi Artistic & Cultural Association, The Japan Foundation, Manila,
Banzai and Sandaime of the SumoSam Group of Restaurants, and P.B. Dionisio
& Co., Inc. and official media partner, 105.1 Crossover Manila.
P800 Orchestra Side
P500 Balcony I
P200 Balcony II
-50% student discount
-20% senior citizen discount
+applicable service charges
CCP Box Office