Jirong Huang, musical director – erhu Dayna Szyndrowski – Tap Dancer
Jonathan Bernard – percussion Featured Banjos:
Sarah Tan – guzheng Qing Chang – sanxian
Lawrence Mollerup – Bass Nick Hornbuckle – Bluegrass Banjo
John Oliver – guitar Hiroshi Yamaguchi – tsugaru shamisen
Strumming drumming and tapping!
Bang Danjos showcases three unique manifestations of the banjo. Come join us and witness the influences of bluegrass, Chinese classical and Japanese folk-rock in a stimulating mash up of culture and styles. Known for his appearance in the Asia Art Festival, our concert features honored guest performer Hiroshi Yamaguchi. He will be showcasing the infectious sounds of the Japanese tsugaru shamisen that so rarely makes an appearance in Vancouver.
The evening’s program will be emceed by renowned linguist Dr. Jan Walls and includes Evelyn Chang on sanxian (Chinese banjo), Nick Hornbuckle playing bluegrass banjo, Hiroshi Yamaguchi on tsugaru shamisen tapping and twanging with our very own dancer Dayna Szyndrowski.
Be apart of history as the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble breaks traditions, enriching Vancouver’s live music scene with vitality through an event that promotes the beauty of diversity and intertwined stylistic identities.
For more information or reserved tickets contact Angie@dkam.ca| Tel 604.683.8240 | Fax 604.683.7911
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Powell Street Festival, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, Hamber foundation the Canada Council for the Arts, Listel Hotel and the Consulate General of Japan.