UrotsuteNoyako, produced by Jukung Music, is a Japanese troupe specializing in Indonesian performing arts. Under the leadership of Tetsuro Koyano, UrotsuteNoyako creates a new style of theater that takes inspiration from Balinese traditional music, dance, mask theater and shadow puppetry. For this 10th year anniversary concert performance by UrotsuteNoyako, guests from Bali will join the group for a live performance of traditional folk music for our times.
UrotsuteNoyako, Balinese Gamelan from Tokyo
Cudamani, Balinese Gamelan from Bali
Ikue Asazaki, Japanese folk singer from Amami Oshima
Yoshida Daikiti, Sitaar
Kenta Tajika, Percussions
Bali is one of the few places in the world with a thriving traditional performing arts scene. Rather than losing their momentum in contemporary society, these traditions are showing signs of increasing popularity due to influences like tourism. However, it is also true to say that some classical performing arts passed down from ancient times are being lost. Jukung Music started up in July 2000 with the aim of supporting these traditions and developing diverse projects to promote arts and cultural exchange between Japan and Indonesia.
Asahi Art Square, Sumida City, Tokyo