Saturday November[masked], 7:30pm
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
$20 Reserved Seating
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.
Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble:
Jirong Huang, musical director – erhu
Sarah Tan – guzheng
Lawrence Mollerup – Bass
John Oliver - guitar
Dayna Szyndrowski – Tap Dancer
Qing Chang – sanxian
Nick Hornbuckle – Bluegrass Banjo
Hiroshi Yamaguchi – tsugaru shamisen