Old traditions meet heart pounding beats when Japanese vocalist Noriko Tadano takes to the stage.

An award-winning, virtuoso master of the Japanese Shamisen (a 3-string banjo like instrument), Noriko’s ability to cross between traditional and modern Japanese music has seen her collaborate with renowned musicians including Adam Page, Dave Faulkner, Ash Grunwald and perform at popular festivals WOMADelaide and OzAsia.

A Shamisen player since the age of 6, Noriko grew up in Japan and moved to Australia in 2004.  Her performances draw on Japanese folk songs (Minyo) as well as original pieces.

It is within this dichotomy between the traditional and the modern that Noriko creates an original sound and striking presence that is not to be missed.

Suitable for ages 13+

Noriko Tadano is an award-winning, virtuoso master of the Japanese Shamisen and a traditional Japanese vocalist, who has performed within Australia and internationally. Noriko’s ability and drive to cross over between traditional and modern Japanese music has seen her collaborate with renowned musicians.

Noriko grew up in Japan and moved to Australia in 2004. She has performed at many Australian festivals such as WOMADelaide and OzAsia. She’s also appeared on national TV/Radio programs and been involved in theatre productions.

In keeping with the Japanese theme, the Emu Ridge, Kangaroo Island performance will have Japanese-inspired platters available on the night.

Meal times – 5.30 to 7.30pm with delicious $25.00 platters available, tables for meals must be booked prior.

Tickets for the performance are available here

Bookings for food need to be booked through Emu Ridge:
Book On Their Website or call 08 8553 8228

Limited numbers for this great event so book early!


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