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World music
Japan: Ono-Gagaku-kai

BRIDGES SERIES

The Bridges series is directed by Dimitris Maragopulos

This year the “Bridges” series will be laying particular emphasis on the great musical cultures of the planet, hosting Ono-Gagaku-kai, one of the oldest Gagaku groups from Japan.

In collaboration with
the Embassy of Japan in Athens and the Japan Foundation

                                        

Ritual music and movement, unique costumes, a mystical atmosphere – all transporting us back 1300 years in a rare musical spectacle, back to the birth of Gagaku, designated by UNESCO in April 2009 as part of its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The Ono-Gagaku-kai ensemble was founded in 1887. It has kept alive the old art of Gakaku through performances in Japan and all over the world.