Talk & Demonstration by Japanese Taiko Drummer Yuhei Motoyama | Sharing his experiences of his travelling tour of India

The Japan Foundation, New Delhi organised ‘Talk & Demonstration by Japanese Taiko Drummer Yuhei Motoyama - Sharing his experiences of his travelling tour of India’. 

Yuhhei Motoyama, a Japanese taiko drummer, has toured in India in 2014, with Bachiatari, a Japanese drum group.The tour was well-received that we brought another series of performances and workshops by the taiko drummer to India and, this time, also to Bhutan. The event is supported by Japan Airlines.
 

Yuhei Motoyama’s Solo Tour in India

Sessions

Date

City

Co-organiser

17th to 28th July

Thrissur, Kerala

Vayali Folklore Group

17th August to 3rd September

Kolkata, West Bengal

Consulate-General of Japan in Kolkata

 

Collaborations

Date

Time

Venue

City

Co-organiser

24th July

17:30

Sahithya Academy, Thrissur

Thrissur, Kerala

Vayali Folklore Group

25th July

14:00

Kalamandalam

17:30

Arangottkara

26th July

16:00

Thripunithura, Ernakulam

28th July

14:00

Challakkudy, Thrissur

 

Workshops

Date

Level

Time

Venue

City

Co-organiser

5th to 7th August

Basic

9:00 – 12:00

Sawchu, Bharat Nivas, Auroville

Auroville, Pondicherry

The ONE ASIA project, Svaram, Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas

10th  to 12th August

Advance

 

Performance with local artists

Date

Time

Venue

City

Co-organiser

8th August

19:45

Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Auroville

Auroville, Pondicherry

The ONE ASIA project, Svaram, Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas

 

Lecture and Demonstration

Date

Time

Venue

City

5th September

16:00

The Japan Foundation, New Delhi 

New Delhi

 

Indra’s Tour to Bhutan

Date

Time

Event

Venue

City

Co-presenter, Co-operator

8th September

16:00

Demonstration

Clock Tower

Thimphu

Embassy of Japan, Bhutan, JICA Bhutan Office, World Assembly for Women Shine Weeks, The Royal Government of Bhutan

9th September

11:00

Workshop

Pelkhil School

Bhutan tour was a part of Japan Week in Bhutan.
 

The glimpses of the events were broadcasted on a TV program of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHH_Isu8C7I).
 

Report on the Tour by Yuhei Motoyama
His report on the field trip is available :
in English
in Japanese

 

 

Yuhei Motoyama
Yuhei Motoyama started playing taiko from the age of twelve in a Japanese drum group, Hatoyama Koinnokai, based in Saitama prefecture, Japan. While he worked in the group for ten years, he did not only train himself in composing pieces but also had chances to play in various places, including Alaska, USA. When he was eighteen years old, he moved into Tokyo and joined a Japanese professional drum organization, Oedo Sukeroku Taiko. During his four year experience, he joined China tour in 2008. He became a member of Bachiatari in 2011 and toured in Bhubaneswar in 2013, and in in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Coimbatore, in 2014. From 2013, he has also worked as a member of a taiko project, Indra. For more about Yuhei, visit https://youtu.be/4nOuubrQ3SQ, http://goo.gl/s68TJZ .

Indra

Indra, founded in 2013, is a Japanese drummers’ group specializing in the traditional Tokyo-style of playing Japanese drums (taiko). They are trying to create a new evolutionary style of taiko ensemble through their fusion of music, combining Japanese traditional Noh and Kabuki with essence of Western classical music, which sounds very powerful. For the Bhutan tour, Yuhei Motoyama, Masashi Okawa and Eri Ishizuka visited Bhutan to present their signature Indra-style taiko performance. For more about Indra, visit http://www.indra.tokyo/.

 

Glimpses of the Tours

Thrissur

 

Auroville

 

Kolkata

 

Delhi

Bhutan

Photo Credit: Pelkhil School

Photo Credit: Pelkhil School

Photo Credit: Pelkhil School

Photo Credit: Pelkhil School