2017 / Nisei Week: Fusion Japanese folk band live at Tanabata Stage / Aug 18 from 4:40 – 6:30 pm


Minyo Station, August 18, 2017 (Cultural News Photo)

Minyo Station
August 18 (Friday) 4:40-7 pm, Tatabata Festival Opening Ceremony
in front of Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 19 (Saturday) 4:30 – 5:00pm, Natsu Matsuri Family Festival – Free Family Day
Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 27 (Sunday) 4 pm, Nisei week Closing Ceremony & Ondo
1st street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
on 1st street between South Central Ave & South San Pedro Street

Minyo Station is one of a kind, especially, because they blend Japanese traditional music, Minyo, with various genres of Western music. This brilliant fusion captures the audience’s attention and invites everyone to the moments of enchantment.

Minyo Station
Marisa Kosugi – Vocals
Natsu “Summer” Matsutoyo – Vocals
Miki Matsutoyo – Shamisen(Japanese banjo)
Nana Kaneko – Taiko Drum
Dane Matsumura – Bass
Leon Bisquera – Keyboards
Kenny Elliott – Drums
Yu Ooka – Guitars