Sunday, March 9, 2014

Went to "Ara-Kan Concert";

My husband was informed about a concert performed by middle-aged and senior adults. In Japan, we call 60 years old "kanreki, 還暦". The title "Ara-Kan" is from shortened word mixed with English "Around Kanreki → Ara-Kan"  I felt lucky being able to hear the music from the instruments which I've never had a chance.

The instrument in the left is called "vibrandoneon". And there are only 5 of them in Japan; my husband seemed interested in how many musical scales it has. In the right is called "erhu, 二胡". Music from these instruments were first time for me to enjoy.

*Let me put video I found from You-Tube that the "vibrandoneon" player play* 
Although kind of look different, the same payer in this video. 

These trumpet and harmonica players were wonderful as well.

*Some other performers*

I'll link this post to Our Wold Tuesday.
See you probably in the middle of next week; 
Wishing your new week will be the one filled with happiness 


✿ chica said...

Que lindo poder ver shows assim, alegres e dessa turminha animada! beijos,chica e lindo domingo!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako,, looks like a wonderful concert. These are two instruments that are new to me. I listen to the vibrandoneon on your link, it has a lovely sound..I am glad you enjoyed the music! Have a happy Sunday and week ahead!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. I didn't know about these musical instruments. There are only 5 of vibrandoneon? You are so lucky to get to enjoy live!
Looks like it was such a lovely concert. Glad you enjoyed!
Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

really neat instruments! i liked that video, too. did not expect that sound. :)

Lorraine said...

Japanese people are really cool !

Anonymous said...

My beautiful Miyako, the vibrandoneon makes such a beautiful sound. Thank you so much for sharing the video. I think it is so wonderful that you and your husband attend such artistic events. All my love to you, my special Japanese friend. Mina

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It sounds like a wonderful concert! Thank you for linking the video. Of course I had never before heard of that instrument.

I know your husband is quite musical so I am sure you both enjoyed this very much.

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi Miyako, that's sounds like it was a great day out. I have never heard of a vibrandoneon but is certainly pleasant to listen to.
I've just been catching up on your posts and as usual enjoying the photo's and information, I especially enjoyed the pelican post.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
WOW, that is new to me as well. We know the bandonium but this vibrandoneon has a mouth piece and it makes a real nice sound. Did not expect to hear South American music on you blog!
Wish I could have been with both of you together + Pieter of course as he very much loves those instruments.
Thanks so much for sharing this.

Michiko Johnson said...

Dearest Miyako San!
Tukino funininote. Trumpet and harmonica Tanosiku otosan to yorokonde kudasai mase.
OKaradani okio tukete kudasai mase.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never seen a vibrandoneon before, although I may have heard one and not known what it was since it sounds a lot like an accordion. Thank you for including the video.

Shelly said...

That sounds like a wonderful concert, my dear friend, and I am glad you got to enjoy it. I'd never heard of a vibrandoneon before, and I enjoyed the YouTube clip. Very interesting, indeed!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
When Pieter did listen to the video with the vibrandoneon he commented that it is a pity the piano is overpowering the actual noise from the vibrandoneon...
Would love to hear it PURE on its own.

By the way, that kind of music I used to dance the Tango on... good 40 years ago!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Mariette;
Thank you SO much for your comments♡♡♡
Oh, I see what your husband pointed out♬♬♬ At the concert, it was his SOLO and played 4 music. We were kind of lucky(*^_^*)
Wow, I have seen the contest of "social dance" only on TV. It is really graceful and beautiful and I love the lively sound of Tango as well.

Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako

carol l mckenna said...

Miyako ~ always very creative photography on your blog and now lovely music ~ thanks ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Laura said...

How interesting, I love to hear music from around the world.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Miyako!

The vibrandoneon reminds me of an accordion. This loooked like a very enjoyable concert!

Anonymous said...

What a fun concert!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Miyako-san. It looks very lovely concert. It's very nostalgic Argentine tango. I wanted to see the hula dance too. I like the erhu music too. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy days.


I bet that was so much fun!!! Learning and listening...watching it all. What an exciting day for you and your husband.