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Bushido

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Maderia Park
Languages: English, Japanese

Bushido is a musical duo from Japan who promote music learning through traditional Japanese instruments. Japan is the musical culture that Bushido represents and references. Both Nori and Alcvin were born in Japan and have studied traditionally with teachers there for many years. Alcvin has teaching and performing licenses from his teachers with permission to teach and perform pieces from his tradition. In our show we properly teach and describe the origin of the instruments and pieces and the cultural context from which they were originally used. We have the students try each of the instruments, and engage them in movement, and voice in order to get closer to the music as possible.


Performances & Workshops

NEW ARTIST: Availible 2019-2020 School Year

Bushido: Sounds of Japan

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: table, 2 chairs
Fee Range: $785-$1343 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$750.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$790.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,030.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,030.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,107.00
Interior
$1,060.00
North
$1,298.00
Kootenays
$1,060.00

Within all cultures is the love of music. Through their exuberant energy and passion of sharing their traditional musical instruments these internationally renowned masters of their art, foster a deeper appreciation of music and culture through experiencing authentic Japan traditional instruments such as taiko (drums), shakuhachi (bamboo flute), shinobue (bamboo flute), and shamisen (spiked lute) in a hands-on and dynamic way showing how closely related we all are despite our seeming differences.

Performance and Shakuhachi making workshop

Grade Suitability: 6-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Up to 4 workshops per day (50 students per session)
Tech Requirements: access to workshop space for tools
Fee Range: $945-$1495 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,245.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,245.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,245.00
Interior
$1,320.00
North
$1,450.00
Kootenays
$1,450.00

Have fun learning about Japanese culture through learning taiko playing and shakuhachi making with us! You will learn all about team building and harmonious ensemble playing through playing taiko, and touch the ancient Japanese spirit of flute building.

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