Osuwakaido, one of the top three professional drum troupes in Japan, is set to perform in Hanoi and Hoi An on 22 August and 24 August respectively.
Founded in 1951, Osuwakaido has been touring all over the world. Highlight of their career is a grand performance on the auspicious occasion of the National Celebration for the 20th Anniversary of his Majesty The Emperor’s Accession to the Throne in Japan in 2009. In 2011, they drew the highest attention after participating in the 1st International Tea Festival in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.
What sets Osuwakaido apart is the employment of multiple drums to create an orchestra effect. They draw on ancient rhythms but broke them down and create new arrangements and compositions to accommodate an ensemble of drummers.
In their second tour in Vietnam, Osuwakaido will perform at Youth Theatre (11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi) on 22 August and Song Hoai Square (Hoi An) on 24 August. Both performances are free of charge but tickets are distributed on a first come first serve basis. In Hanoi, tickets are available from 2:00pm on Friday 10 August at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi).