“An Encore Performance with Bac Ha” by Atsushi Sugano

At Earth Celebration 2016, Kodo collaborated for the first time with Bac Ha, a traditional music ensemble from Vietnam. This week, Bac Ha is coming back to Japan for the first time in two years to collaborate with Kodo again.

Photo: Atsushi SuganoThe 2018 collaboration will be directed by Yuta Sumiyoshi, shown here during his first-ever visit to Hanoi in December last year. He got a taste of Vietnam and enjoyed rehearsals and exchange throughout his immersive stay.

Photo: Atsushi Sugano

Photo: Atsushi SuganoIt is such a pleasure for Kodo to introduce the artists we meet on our travels to audiences in Japan. Bac Ha arrives in Japan today and after rehearsals at Kodo Village this week, Kodo will give a performance with them in Niigata City on May 26.

We hope to see you there!

May 26 (Sat), 2018 Kodo Select Ensemble Appearance at “Earth Celebration Collaboration: Kodo & Bac Ha” –NST 50th, Ryutopia 20th, & Japan-Vietnam Diplomatic Relations 45th Anniversary Commemorative Event (Niigata City)