2013 / Kabuki music concert featuring renowned shamisen artist from Japan, Nov. 30

Kabuki music concert by Kishi No Kai (Cultural News Photo)

Kabuki music concert by Kishi No Kai (Cultural News Photo)

Nagauta Shikinokai and Yamatogaku U.S.A. present a Kabuki music concert with shamisen master Kineya Katsuyukie from Japan on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1:30 pm at Quiet Cannon (Salon Room), 901 Via San Cremente, Montebello, CA 90640.

Tickets are $45. RSVP by Nov. 24. Call Kineya Yasoyo at (626) 872-1424, Kris Bergstrom at (310) 350-8825 or email kris@onensemble.org

Door will open at 1 pm, and lunch at 1:30 pm. The program will start at 2:30 pm.


Nagauta: Kyo Kanoko, Musume Dojoji, and Tsuki no maki

Yamatogaku: Danjuro Musume


Kineya Katsuyukie (artist)

Nagauta Shikinokai (ensemble)

Yamatogaku U.S.A. (ensemble)

Katada Kimisen (artist) on Hayashi (percussion)  

Kineya Katsuyukie began studying shamisen in 1947 at age 9 and has become one of Japan’s most respected traditional musicians.

       She was one of the main students of Kineya Katsusaburo VII, the guild’s renowned head instructor, studying with him from 1960 until his death in 2009.

      A female musician in the male-dominated world of Kabuki, Katsuyukie established Masaki-kai in 1992 to promote women in nagauta.