A world of banjos in Bang Danjos
Strumming drumming and tapping! There are variations of the instrument we call the banjo in many cultures throughout the world. To celebrate the art of this versatile instrument, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble presents Bang Danjos, showcasing three unique manifestations of the banjo. Audience members will witness the confluence of bluegrass, Chinese classical and Japanese folk-rock in a stimulating mash-up of cultures and styles. Guest performer Hiroshi Yamaguchi, known for his appearance at the Asia Art Festival, will be showcasing the infectious sounds of the Japanese tsugaru shamisen that so rarely makes an appearance in Vancouver.
The evening’s program will be emceed by renowned linguist Dr. Jan Walls and also includes Evelyn Chang on sanxian (Chinese banjo), Nick Hornbuckle playing bluegrass banjo, tapping and twanging with the VCME’s own Dayna Szyndrowski who will show off her tap dancing skills.
Witness musical history as the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble breaks traditions, enriching Vancouver’s live music scene with vitality through an event that promotes the beauty of diversity and intertwined stylistic identities.
Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society Presents
Saturday November 16, 7:30pm
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
$20 Reserved Seating
Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble
Jirong Huang, musical director – erhu
Bruce Henzcel – percussion
Sarah Tan – guzheng
Lawrence Mollerup – Bass|
John Oliver – guitar
Dayna Szyndrowski – tap dancer
Qing Chang – sanxian
Nick Hornbuckle – bluegrass banjo
Hiroshi Yamaguchi – tsugaru shamisen
For more information or reserved tickets contact Angie@dkam.ca| Tel 604.683.8240 | Fax 604.683.7911