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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.

    1Bati-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

    2(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.

    Water Level (Owase no suimen)

    Fiesta (Shukusai no dagaku)

    Domestic Rock (Kokusan Rock)

    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


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