The “Kuricorder & Friends Asia 6-nation Music & Art Collaboration Project” generates a new kind of creative expression and aims to develop cultural understanding and exchange through collaborations with artists from various countries in Southeast Asia. It also gives children in Southeast Asia opportunities to experience the fun of playing instruments. As part of this project, concerts and workshops will be held in Myanmar and Thailand.
Kuricorder Quartet and Beautiful Hummingbird will collaborate in concerts featuring a wide range of music, from original tunes to old Japanese songs. In Myanmar, they will also perform Myanmarese music together with the outstanding young Myanmar harp (sang gauk) player Su Zar Zar.
Workshops for instructors will be given by leading Japanese recorder player Minoru Yoshizawa. This will surely be a valuable opportunity for local music educators.
The Kuricorder Quartet, established in 1994, is a music group whose work has been heard by most Japanese children through “Pythagoraswitch”, a well-known children’s program broadcast by NHK Educational TV. Using a variety of instruments, such as recorders, melodions, tuba, sax, guitar and percussion, they have established an intimate and distinctive sound. Their original compositions as well as arrangements which range from Western classics to traditional and rock music and to which they add their own humorous and heart-warming flavor attract not only audiences irrespective of generations but also artists wishing to collaborate with. As a result, they have presented music for a large number of sound track, TV programs and commercials, and more than 100 CDs have been published. They are always busy performers who perform over 100 concerts per year.
Marina Residence, Yangon Japanese School, International Language and Business Centre, and other (Yangon, Myanmar)
Patravadi Theatre (Hua Hin, Thailand)
Dr.THAWORN PHORNPRAPHA AUDITORIUM (Bangok, Thailand)