Special SHINOBUE Workshop & Mini-live performance by Mr. Yasukazu KANO (6)


Please contact us (enquiry@hibikiya.com.sg) if you have any questions.

- Please fill in the form in English. Not in Japanese or Chinese. If you have difficulty using a smartphone, please try with a computer.

- Once paid, registration fees for workshops are non-refundable. If we cancel any sessions, there will be a full refund for those sessions.

Mr. Yasukazu KANO

Born in Tokyo in 1963, Kano started playing drums at age 13.

In 1984 he moved to NYC to pursue his career in business, and in 1987 he returned to Japan to pursue his passion for music.

He moved to Sado island to join the internationally renowned Taiko drumming group, KODO. As a taiko drummer and bamboo flute player for KODO, Kano has performed in over a thousand venues worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall and Theatre de la Ville in Paris. In 1997, he left KODO to start his own career as a bamboo flute player.

Kano draws his musical inspiration from the beautiful nature of Sado Island. He can make the Japanese bamboo flute sing like the birds and sound like the ocean breeze and the forest wind. Kano’s melodies are simple and expressive, and his original compositions showcase the
blend of traditional and modern, incorporating Japanese scales and rhythms, jazz improvisation, African rhythms and classical music.

Kano is always eager to explore new possibilities in music and welcomes opportunities to collaborate with artists across the musical spectrum.

He also shares his love for music through lectures, demonstrations and workshops for children, adults and educators worldwide. His lectures are conducted both in English and Japanese, and the topics include making bamboo whistles, drumming and improvisation.

He has produced several albums including his own debut album “Fish Dance” (2005/Yamaha), and “Kaze Utau (The wind sings)” (2006/Yamaha). These albums feature Kano’s compositions written for Japanese flute, piano, guitar, double bass, percussion, strings, Guzheng (Chinese harp) and Tsugaru-Shamisen (Japanese Banjo).

Mr. Kano's performance videos:

(The set list for the mini-live performance is TBC. And there are no guest performers for this live performance such as piano or guitar. Mr. Kano will play some of our Taiko players as well as use some recorded music to play along with some items. )





from his jazz live


amazing grace


Mononoke hime



(1) Friday, 19th May 2017

19:00-22:00 INTRO (incl. a plastic SHINOBUE & teaching DVD) *only 3 slots left

*Anyone can join to learn from one of the most famous shinobue players from Japan

*Mr. Kano can speak fluent English and he is very experience in teaching total beginners to professional players.

(2) Sunday, 21st May 2017

18:00-21:00 Mini-live performance by KANO-san followed by a Party *only 5 slots left

(catering food and drink will be provided)

You will enjoy beautiful music, fun time with Shinobue and Taiko enthusiasts.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


May 19 - May 21, 2017
[ Fri ] - [ Sun ]
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM SGT
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SHINOBUE intro (incl. a plastic SHINOBUE & Teaching DVD) SOLD OUT $150.00
Mini-live performance & 交流会 Party (catering food and drinks provided) SOLD OUT $35.00
Package for 2 sessions SOLD OUT $180.00
Venue Address
#01-02 63 Jalan Pemimpin 577219 Singapore