Young shakuhachi player Dozan Fujiwara, a leading figure opening up new paths for the shakuhachi, is active not only in the field of Japanese traditional music but in a wide range of genres. After studying and performing in Europe, marimba player SINSKE has had a successful career inside and outside Japan. Their duo project, “Dozan Fujiwara x SINSKE,” will carry out a European tour. Since they launched their Japanese and western music duo, Dozan Fujiwara x SINSKE have been busy with various activities, including highly acclaimed yearly concert tours in Japan and numerous appearances on TV and in other media. On the occasion of the duo’s 5th anniversary and also to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, where SINSKE studied, they will be performing concerts in several countries in Europe. The wide-ranging concert program will include their original songs, Japanese classical and folk music, classical pieces, and covers of western songs.
【Dozan Fujiwara × SINSKE】
Mr. Dozan Fujiwara is active on many kind of music scenes as a person who try to create new appeal for Shakuhachi. And SINSKE plays 5 octave marimba and he creates music with own style, by his idea and musicality one and only. They create music which exist only one in the world, like playing full orchestra works like “Bolero” from M. Ravel. And also they play works from many kind of style of music, classic music like orchestra works to Japanese folk songs, movie music, pops and Jazz. They are very active in Japan as a “smallest orchestra” in the world by Shakuhachi and Marimba, and we are touring all over Japan every year, and their concerts were often sold out.
① Casino Grand Cercle, Salon-Victoria, Aix les Bains, France
② Salle du Munsterhof, Strasbourg, France
③ Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg
④ Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Riga, Latvia
⑤ Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan, Brussels, Belgium,
⑥ Sint-Antoniuskerk, Antwerp, Belgium,