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Hokusai Sound Expo: Steelpan

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Music ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Art Project ,
  • Performance ,
  • Workshop

You’ll be amazed by the bright, sparkling sound created using oil drums! Come and learn to play the steelpans!

Based in and around Sumida-ku, Hokusai Sound Expo is a program that gives children the chance to encounter some of the world’s most beautiful-sounding instruments, taking part in rehearsals that culminate in a performance.

Made from oil drums that have been turned upside down and molded to produce different sounds, the steelpans are the last and best acoustic instrument to be created in the 20th century, having originated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Special guest Yoshihiro Harada, Japan’s leading steelpan expert, will assemble and teach a ten-member steelpan team.

Instructor: Yoshihiro Harada

Day of the Performance: Feb. 8 (Sun), 2015
Venue: Honjo chiiki Plaza BIG SHIP (1-13-4 Honjo, Sumida-ku)
Participants: Elementary school students
Capacity: 10
Participation fee: 3.000 yen (Advance reservation required.)

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Topping East (NPO)


Topping East (1F, 2-10-7 Honjo, Sumida-ku), Performance: Honjo chiiki Plaza BIG SHIP (1-13-4 Honjo, Sumida-ku)