Tzadik Label Music Series ~ New Voices from Japan II: Power of the New Japanese Woman

December 8, 2006
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Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9
 7:30 pm

Advanced tickets are sold out.  However, a small number of tickets for unclaimed seats may be made available shortly before showtime.

Curated by John Zorn.  Featuring Afrirampo, ni-hao!, Yuka Honda, Miho Hatori.

This second installment in the exciting new music series curated by John Zorn presents four of the most cutting-edge female artists in the Japanese new music scene over two evenings.

Friday, December 8
Two wild girl bands take over: the raw energy and punk-noise-influenced guitar-drum duo Afrirampo; and the color-coded pop-punk-rock trio (two basses and drums) ni-hao!, with all three girls singing in complex contrapuntal arrangements filled with looping riffs and unexpected twists. Both bands are composed of women in their 20s; their energetic performances involving elaborate stage shows, costumes and puppets provide a glimpse into Japan’s latest scene in new rock music.

Saturday, December 9
Former members of the now-defunct trailblazing hit band Cibo Matto in performance with each of their new bands. Sampling wizard and multi-instrumentalist Yuka Honda (with collaborators Sean Lennon, Timo Ellis, Petra Haden & Harper Simon) promises a multi-sensory experience, as does songstress/songwriter Miho Hatori and her band. In exploring their solo careers, both women have broken new ground in musical composition with a wide variety of influences.
Followed by a post-performance reception with the artists.

Tickets: $28; $20 Japan Society members. 

Ticket-holders get free gallery admission to Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century on the day of performance.

  • Friday, December 8, 2006
  • 7:30 pm