"Soul of Japan" Shamisen Concert by Matsumoto Baisho

The Japan Creative Centre, the Japanese Cultural Society and the Japan Foundation organised the "Soul of Japan" Shamisen Concert by Matsumoto Baisho at Jubilee Hall on 13th March 2010.


HE Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Health Minister, participated in this event as Guest-of-Honour. Famous traditional folksongs such as "Soran-bushi", "Goshogawara Jinku", "Esashi Oiwake", "Tsugaru Aiya Bushi" and "Tsugaru Shamisen Kyoen" were performed.

Picture: Mr and Mrs Khaw Boon Wan, Mr and Mrs Matsumoto Baisho and Mr and Mrs Makoto Yamanaka, Ambassador of Japan


Prior to the concert, a lecture and demonstration on Shamisen was held on 12 March at the Japan Creative Centre. The audience learnt the history of shamisen and enjoyed Japanese traditional music played by Mr Matsumoto.