Wadaiko Workshop and Concert

On 11 and 12 September, the Wadaiko Workshop and the Concert by Wadaiko Japanese drum player, Mr. Kensaku Satou were held at Hensinki Music Centre and Temppeliaukio Church, respectively. Mr. Kensaku Satou, “The Man Chosen by the SPIRIT of the Japanese Drum”, has been performing in western countries for a number of times and is popular for his unique performance and appealing talks. This time, it was his first performance in Finland.
The workshop on 11 September was co-organised by the Embassy and the Sibelius Academy. Mr Satou provided a lecture on Wadaiko and on how to play it to about 100 participants. It was an interactive event where some of the audience tried to play the Wadaiko themselves.
The concert on 12 September was organised by the Embassy. In front of approximately 400 audience, Mr. Satou explained about Wadaiko while showing powerpoint slides, followed by performance of several tunes including the improvisations.

Workshop(11 September)

Concert(12 September)