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9th Concert Features Junior Drum Team from Kumamoto ! 

The Circle Wind Concert will celebrate its ninth annual concert on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center located at 129 W. 67th Street, New York City. Doors open at 3:30pm and concert begins at 4:00 pm. Ticket : $10.
This year it will feature a leading Japanese drum (Wadaiko) group from Fukuoka, Japan "Wild Samurai (Nobushi)" as well as a junior drum team from Kumamoto, Japan "Hitoyoshi Nebuka". They will perform with a strong hope for early recovery from devatating earthquakes hit Kumamoto and Oita area last April. Fifty people are dead or still missing, The survivors have been suffering from tremendous number of aftershocks (more than 1,500 times !).

The first half of the concert will ferue Ayako Shiraaki Jazz Trio, an acclaimed jazz players based in New York area as well as The Bear Necessities, all-male a cappella groupd from Brown University. Japan Choral Harmony "TOMO" will host the concert again as they did for the last 4 years.

Also specially noted in this concert is that Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir has been officially formed this year with about 50 Japanese speaking elementary and middle school students living in New York area. They will sing a few Japanese children songs for the first time on stage collaborating with the jazz trio.
MC will be Kyoko Gasha, senior producer for Thompson Reuters and also known as a film director.
Ticket purchase : www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or call Merkin Box Office: 212-501-3330

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