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    The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents a drum concert by Bati-Holic on Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Hanoi.

    11-8844301Bati-Holic, formed in 2004 in Kyoto where the culture and the traditions of Japan accumulated, is Performing Arts Group in instrumentation that songs, Shinobue (Japanese flute) also mix with Wadaiko (Japanese traditional percussion).

    The style of Bati-Holic is oriented towards the novelty even while using traditional instruments, beyond the framework of traditional features. They perform more than 100 times a year at various venues like concert halls, live houses, schools, festivals in various areas, not only in Japan but also in foreign countries.

    Their stage fills with passion and is full of modern sense. It attracts audience regardless of generation, cultural background.

This concert is going to be the second time in Vietnam since they played at Nippon Genki Festival 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City. The concert will be held at Youth Theater (11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi), at 20:00 on Wednesday 9 April. Free tickets are available at the Japan Foundation (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) from 14:00 on Friday 28 March.

Bati-Holic will also perform at Hue Festival on 12 and 13 April.
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Bati-Holic

Concert in Hanoi

Wednesday 9 April 2014 [Open] 19:30 [Start] 20:00

@ Youth Theater (11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi)

[Ticket distribution]

Starting from 14:00 on Friday 28 March 2014 The Japan Foundation 27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi TEL 04 3944 7419

[Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:00, closed on Sunday]

Hue Festival

Saturday 12 April 2014, Opening Ceremony
Sunday 13 April 2014, Stage Concert

BATI-HOLIC
http://www.bati-holic.jp/

(From left to right, first row) Reiko Kishi Hiroyuki Nakajima (From left to right, second row) Yuki Matsugami Shugo Kurosaka Hiroyuki Taira (third row) Mitsuru Nagata

In this performance, Yoshihiro Kawarazaki (not in the photo) will take part instead of Reiko Kishi.

BATI-HOLIC was formed by six players in 2004. They were members of the Japanese drum circle of the same university. After graduating the university, they formed BATI-HOLIC. Activity history celebrates 10 years. During undergraduate time, they performed at many festivals in Japan and learned a variety of dances and songs which is handed down through the generations in various parts of Japan.

Based on local performing arts around the country, they play the original music, the traditional music with bold arrangements while pursuing the appeal of Japanese drum. BATI-HOLIC aims to make “Rock” unique to Japan using traditional music instruments of Japan.

[Performance history] 2005 Netherland: Warffum, Putten, Amsterdam 2006 Korea: Seoul, Busan, Gwangju Daegu, Gimhae, Jeju 2007 Korea: Seoul, Busan, Gwangju Daegu, Gimhae, Jeju Taiwan: Tainan, Gaoxiong 2008 Korea: Seoul, Busan, Gwangju Daegu, Gimhae, Jeju 2009 Korea: Seoul, Busan, Gwangju Daegu, Gimhae, Jeju 2010 Korea: Seoul, Busan, Gwangju Daegu, Gimhae, Jeju 2011 Korea: Seoul, Busan, Gwangju Daegu, Gimhae, Jeju Taiwan: Tainan, Gaoxiong, Miaoli

2012 Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

Selected links for reference

Route B.H.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZIcX7rtNG4

Water Level (Owase no suimen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtQd7k8hkWI

Fiesta (Shukusai no dagaku)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0DpeNO9lmI

Domestic Rock (Kokusan Rock)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQD7KKUVjHk

Press release:

English

Vietnamese

For inquiries on the concerts and interview with the musicians, please contact at:

Ms. Huong (04-3944-7419 ext. 106) / Mr. Kawai (04-3944-7419 ext. 109) The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam TEL 04 3944 7419