Feb 7, 2011

Togetherness and Warmth

Charity Concert
Guitar: Ichimujin いちむじん
Ehru : WeiWei Wuu 巫謝慧

January 28, 2011 (Fri) 19:00 @Yotsuya Kumin Hall

(photos courtesy of cranberry)

Satovic helping out at the Lee Soo Hyun-ssi's corner.

It was a wonderful evening where the artists and audience were bond with love and togetherness.

Hard as it was to believe, Ichimujin and WeiWei Wuu had collaborated only once before in the past. Their respective performances brought out the best in each other, in all of the works which were very unique in their styles.

WeiWei Wuu-san even offered an crash course on how to play the ehru.
On stage, Yasuhito Udaka-san and Shunsuke Yamashita-san of ICHIMUJIN were her students, who both claimed it was their first time to touch the ehru. They proved to be very promising performers on the ehru, as much as on the guitar (Ms. Wuu mentioned that it was difficult even to make a decent sound at first)^^

The guitar duo ICHIMUJIN has become exteremely famous after their music "Ryomaden Kiko Theme" was used in the popular historical drama "Ryomaden". "Ryomaden" has started airing in Korea starting this January. ICHIMUJIN is eager to take on further challenges, and is planning to perform in the U.S. this year.

Ichimujin playing one of their signature pieces "Yosakoi Variation" @ Cape Muroto (Kochi Prefecture, their homeland)

WeiWEi Wuu celebrates her 20th anniversary in Japan. She shared her memories with us of the day she arrived in Tokyo as a student - she was so lonely that she could not bear to stay in her apartment alone. So, she spent time in front of the liveliest place she could find in her neighborhood - which turned out to be a pachinko parlor! She expressed her feelings of support to the students from abroad who were part of the audience, wishing them the best of luck.

WeiWei Wuu collaborates with Japanese musicians on Chick Corea's masterpiece "Spain"

Ichimujin-san and WeiWei Wuu-san, arigato and 謝謝 for your heartfelt performances!

I would also like to thank cranberry-san and the wonderful staff who organized this concert.

Kamsahamnida to Lee Soo Hyun-ssi's abonim and omonim for being with us at this meaningful event.
이수현씨의 아버님, 어머님,
콘서트를 함께 들을 수 있어서 정말 기뻤습니다. 감사합니다.

And most of all, thank you Lee Soo Hyun-ssi - we felt your love and presence in the audience.

You are far from forgotten, and we shall see to it that you never will be.

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(Special thanks to chunsengyo-ssi for your help on the translation^^)

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