Special Workshop: Chindonya (Street Troubadour)

Submitted by Chicago on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:59pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 5:30pm

Taiko Legacy guest artist, Yasushi Shimazaki will present a special hands-on workshop tracing the origins of chindonya culture and explaining various instruments and routines, as well the theatrical implications of being a chindonya in today’s time.

Chindonya is a type of Japanese street musician hired to advertise for local shops and businesses. Believed to be part of Japanese culture for more than 150 years, these elaborately dressed performers parade through the streets playing music and singing to gather attention for their clients. Chindonya was especially popular around WWII and today the tradition is experiencing something of a resurgence in Japan.

Location and contact
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago  Illinois  60611
United States
Special Workshop: Chindonya (Street Troubadour) | Chicago Artists Resource

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