Past Spring 2019 Performances
Noreum Machi traces its roots to Korean farmers’ ensembles, groups that gathered together to celebrate the harvest with music, song, and dance. The ensemble generally consists of four main instruments, each one representing an element of nature: an hourglass-shaped drum (janggu) for rain; a barrel drum (buk) for clouds; a large gong (jing) for wind; and a small gong (kkwaenggwari) for thunder.
Noreum Machi features vocalist, Juhong Kim and percussionists Hyunju Oh, Howon Lee, Taeho Kim, and Youngjun Kim.
Noreum Machi’s US tour is made possible by the Korea Foundation
One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan will perform thundering taiko drum rhythms accompanied by traditional Japanese dance, with nearly 50 drummers and dancers taking the stage. Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group has gone on tours around the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa, and the United States. This is their third visit to the Charles B. Wang Center as part of their Annual East Coast Tour. The Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group recently won third place in a competition against 450 other groups at the Tokyo International Taiko contest.
Presented with the support of the Japan Center at SBU.
Please visit here to view the past programs.