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Thursday, October 29, 7:30 PMGet ready for a candy-coated cabaret with sisters Koharu (accordion) and Momo (vocals), who comprise the effervescent pop duo, Charan-Po-Rantan. Known for their original music and covers of retro Japanese popular songs blending the beats and melodies of pop, klezmer, circus, gypsy music and chanson, the two perform within a rainbow of unpredictable visuals and stylings. The night includes a Charan-Po-Rantan-inspired Halloween fête.
Saturday, May 14Wizard noise unit FEN (Far East Network) makes its North American debut at Japan Society for a one-of-a-kind evening of sound exploration. Led by pioneer Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide, who is also known for his composition of the hit theme song from the 2013 NHK morning drama Amachan and his post-3/11 Fukushima revitalization efforts, FEN includes avant-garde musical geniuses Yan Jun (Beijing), Ryu Hankil (Seoul) and Yuen Cheewai (Singapore).
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