ABEYA is a Top Japanese traditional music ensemble in Japan.
Abe-brothers, founding member of Abeya, both of them won the first place in Japan shamisen contest.
All members are young musicians and aspire the top of the world in their field.
(Tsugaru shamisen, folk songs, or other Japanese insturuments)
They had concerts not only in Japan but in worldwide over 20 countries.
They create the fusion of Japanese traditional style and energetic modern style in their performance. They are the ‘modern missionaries’ of Japanese traditional culture and appealing the greatness of it.
Abe Brothers (Kinzaburo Abe/ Ginzaburo Abe)
It was natural for Abe brothers to start playing shamisen.
Their father is also a shamisen player and they started playing shamisen when they were very young.
Kinzaburo won the first place in the Japan Shamisen Contest(the most famous and prestigious contest in Japan) in 2005,
and Ginzaburo won the same on 2010, so they are ‘two champion brothers’ for the first time in history.
They have been enchanting people worldwide and performed in 15 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe. In addition their first US tour took place in 2012.
They demonstrate a creative talent not only for Shamisen but singing Japanese folk songs, playing Japanese traditional drums and Japanese flute. Abe Brothers are one of the most promising young shamisen players in Japan.
Focus on non-Japanese people in all of the world,
we would like to give you a new sensational entertainment
by traditional performing art/folk performing art/folk songs in Japan.
Through our performance contents guests feel Japanese [Beauty] [Sound] [Soul]
and they would excite to Japan enterteinment.
Promote pleasantness/dynamism/sensitivity of Japanese traditional music to beginners.
Find Japanese good -old culture though the workshop style experience – play to traditional instruments, trying Japanese dance, etc.
Japanese audience also may rediscover the fascination of their traditional culture by our performance. It would be fresh feelings for them to see reaction of non-Japanese audience to the traditional culture.