Japanese ensemble HIDE-HIDE will play a concert in Vologda City on March 4

The name of the group is derived from the first names of its participants - Hideki Onoue (shamisen, Japanese lute) and Hideki Ishigaki (shakuhachi, Japanese bamboo flute).

The ensemble HIDE-HIDE which can be called a unique phenomenon in the musical life of Japan, debuted in 2007. Young musicians embody in their performing the best features of age-old traditions of Japanese music with a rare talent and professionalism of presenting them to modern listeners.

The group has a vast concert repertoire of compositions which is of interest for those who appreciate the charm of live sound of acoustic folk instruments.

The artists claim themselves to be the founders of a new musical trend they have named   HYPER-TRAD-MUSIC, what means by them the concept of everlasting national tradition, continuing its evolution and development in the present day.

In March 2010, the group attended the First International Music Tournament TEREM CROSSOVER, which was held in St. Petersburg, and took the First prize there.

In April 2011, the HIDE-HIDE first Russia concert tour took place. Its geography included eight cities: Veliky Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Vologda, Kostroma, Moscow, Khanty-Mansiysk, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg. More than 800 CD-albums were sold during the tour, and the money raised went to the Foundation for Support of victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011. The group also had good concerts tours in France, Italy and some other countries.

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