Japanese music, dance enthrall Islooites


The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with The Embassy of Japan and Islamabad Japanese School organised a music event at the National Art Gallery on Friday.
The purpose of the event was to introduce traditional Japanese music and dances to the Pakistani audience. Dance performances “Yagi-bushi” and “Eisa” were presented by the Japanese students. The energetic and rhythmic dances by the children enthralled the audience.
The students also presented a bilingual recitation explaining their performances. “Nagara Seiryu Noboriuchi”, a Japanese-style drumming was performed at the end. It was a dynamic, thunderous, and powerful performance, with the sound of the drums resonating in the soul of both the performer and the listener. The vibrant and energetic expression showed an esprit de corps of the Japanese people towards revival from the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake.
This musical performance provided an opportunity for the Pakistani people to learn more about the culture and traditions of Japan through their little Japanese friends.
Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oe was the chief guest on the occasion who started off his speech by extended his condolences on the demise of Begum Nusrat Bhutto. He later threw light on the various aspects of the Friday’s show.