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Shamisen x DJ at the Hyper Live! Stage

Sat 2

Hibiki Ichikawa and DJ TAKAKI return to HYPER JAPAN this winter with their incredible fusion of Japanese Tsugaru Shamisen and DJing.

These fantastically talented artists delicately blend two very different musical cultures to create a beautiful and intriguing mixture and a fascinating new style.

Check out the Hibiki Ichikawa & DJ TAKAKI shows at the Hyper Live! Stage


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– Hibiki Ichikawa

Hibiki Ichikawa is the only professional player of tsugaru shamisen; a traditional 3-stringed instrument played using a large pick called a bachi. In recognition of his great skill, he has been qualified to perform under a “Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa”, which is granted only to the most proficient artists. Hibiki frequently performs at festivals and formal occasions, including the Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square, and at the Japanese Emperor’s birthday celebrations at the Japanese Embassy, and has also participated in a theatre production at the Edinburgh Festival and Oscar Nominee Animation Film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’.



DJ TAKAKI is without a doubt one of the rarest and innovative future electronic artist from Japan. As a world-class DJ, turntablist and a music producer from Tokyo, he effortlessly crosses over Techno, House, Drum & Bass, and Electronic music. DJ TAKAKI has become one of the most skilled festival performers of Japan with his aggressive and cutting-edge skills. After becoming a finalist at the “DMC”, the world’s biggest turntable competition at the age of 16, he has continued to impress his audience with his scratching and beat juggling skills which gained commercial attention such as FIFA World Cup.