Where: Live Stream
When: August 7, 2021 at 7pmET
Cost: Tickets start at $5 and can be purchases at nagatashachubonus.eventbrite.ca
Details: Nagata Shachu, Toronto’s premiere Japanese Taiko and Music Group, and DJ Dopey will present a live stream performance of their long awaited show Taiko X Turntables! live from Aki Studio in Toronto.
Traditional taiko and turntabalism will collide for the first time in Taiko X Turntables!, a unique and exhilarating fusion of two very different genres. Featuring both composed and improvised works, Nagata Shachu and DJ Dopey will share a musical dialogue playing off of each other’s powerful beats and melodic themes.
A founding member of the Turntable Monkz, and a DMC World Champion, DJ Dopey is one of Canada’s premiere DJ talents. In his ten years as a DJ/Turntablist, DJ Dopey has shared stages with artists such as Eminem, Slum Village, Nelly Furtado, Kardinal Offishall, Dragonette, Steve Aoki and DJ’d for Dead Celebrity Status.
Originally scheduled for March 2020 at Al Green Theatre, Taiko X Turntables! was part of Ancient Rhythms | Future Echoes, the 21st season by Nagata Shachu.
Based in Toronto, Nagata Shachu has enthralled audiences internationally with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drum (taiko) since its formation in 1998. While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, the ensemble’s principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko.