Yumiko Tanaka and Friends
Yumiko Tanaka is a highly regarded player of the Japanese traditional instrument the shamisen and also a vocalist. Her remarkable creative skills are not only to be found in in the world of traditional Japanese music, but also in contemporary music, opera, musical theater, ethno-pop, avant-garde music, free jazz and improvised music. On a rare visit to London Mopomoso founder and guitarist John Russell has suggested a group of improvisers to join her for what promises be a very special concert. They are Alex Ward – clarinet, Alice Eldridge – cello, Ken Ikeda (Japanese UK resident) – electronics and from Paris, Pascal Marzan – guitar.
John Russell writes, ‘ I am sorry to miss this concert but if all goes well I will be in an ICU recovering from a heart operation. It takes something like that for me to miss this concert! Yumiko has a remarkable energy and creative imagination that is always a joy to encounter. I think she and the assembled group of musicians will pull something very special out of the bag for this! Not to be missed!’
Presented by John Russell and Mopomoso.
£6 advance/£8 door