Trinity from Japan to feature free concert in Hanoi

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A music concert featuring the Japanese fusion band Trinity will take place at Hanoi's Hong Ha Theater on November 19 and 20.

According to the organizer, the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, the trio will present sound fusion to local audiences, from Tsugaru folk songs to the Beatle's classics.

Trinity is a fusion trio formed in 2006, consisting of Chikudo Takahashi (Tsugaru Shamisen or a three-stringed Japanese traditional instrument like a lute or a guitar), Kei Wada (Percussions) and Miki Maruta (Koto or a Japanese harp).

In May 2009, the trio released their first album "Trinity."

According to a press release by the organizer, Chikudo Takahashi is the last apprentice of renowned master Chikuzan Takahashi, who established and spread the solo playing style of Tsugaru Shamisen.

Meanwhile, "experienced percussionist Wada enjoys collaboration work with artists from various musical genres... Well-established Koto player Maruta handles a broad range of different music, from classical to contemporary."

In Trinity's first tour outside Japan, the sound fusion features a Japanese singer, Taiko Matsumoto.

The concert is free but advanced tickets are required.

Free tickets will be distributed from November 10 at The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Tel: (04-3944-7419); or Hong Ha Theater is located on 51 Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem District.

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