Unesa.ac.id, SURABAYA—Music Study Program, Faculty of Languages and Arts (FBS) and the Japanese Consulate General in Surabaya successfully held a "Shakuhachi Music Concert with Irie Yosuke" at Auditorium T14 Floor 4, FBS UNESA Lidah Wetan Campus, on Monday, November 20 2023.
The concert, which aims to introduce a traditional Japanese musical instrument called the Shakuhachi, invites musicians from Japan, namely Irie Yosuke. The lively concert began with a performance of keroncong music from Nawadewi who performed the song "Rek Ayo Rek".
Representative of the Japanese Consulate General in Surabaya, Mr. Nagatomi said that this agenda was a good start for strengthening cooperation between Japan and Indonesia, so that in the future this cooperation will continue to develop.
The concert received appreciation from the FBS leadership. One of them is from Agus Suwahyono, S.Sn., M.Pd. who represented the dean of FBS, expressed his pride in holding this event.
"This concert was born from the hard work of all parties to continue to provide the best in strengthening cooperation and strengthening the competencies of global-minded study programs," he said in the collaborative concert with the UNESA String Chamber, and Cakraswara and pianist Rafi.
Shakuhachi is a traditional Japanese instrument with a blown tip and has 5 holes: 4 front holes and 1 back hole.
Tool traditional shakuhachi music performed by Irie Yosuke, a musician from Japan who is very skilled at using the shakuhachi musical instrument.
He performed several songs that amazed the audience. His calm demeanor brought the audience into the music he was playing.
Irie Yosuke also explained how to play the shakuhachi and invited several audience members to try playing the instrument. And it turns out that many people still can't play this shakuhachi musical instrument.
This musical instrument is indeed more difficult to play, even though it is almost similar to the flute in Indonesia, in fact the way to play it is much more complicated and takes a long time to play. can play with the correct technique.
Apart from that, the Japanese musician also performed a song resulting from a collaboration between Music Study Program students, namely the song Bengawan Solo accompanied by shakuhachi. The performance received a lot of praise from the audience.
"Being able to collaborate with Music Arts friends, and seeing them playing music happily is the most impressive thing for me," said Irie Yosuke.
Apart from holding this music concert, he hopes that the Indonesian people will enjoy getting to know this traditional Japanese musical instrument.
This event will also feature a performance by the keroncong orchestra from Cakraswara, which is a keroncong band owned by the UNESA FBS Music study program. They also presented several songs that made the audience even more amazed. 
Reporter: Ruruh Susilowati
Editor: @zam Alasiah*
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