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Tuesday 26 July 2011

Upcoming Shows with International Accordion Sensation Goto Izumi

 This is gonna make my summer. I've played with some awesome acts, but never with a Japanese cabaret-style accordion player. Goto Izumi will be arriving in Canada in August to play some shows, and I'll be joining her on the bill for three of them.

Based in Hiroshima, Izumi promises a "unique and interactive show, full of costume changes, dances, acting, strange props and stranger sounds." Sounds like me, only with an accordion and in Japanese. From the tracks I've heard, the cabaret/folk thing keeps things anchored while Izumi pushes it in strange modern directions. I'm not sure exactly what Izumi has planned for her Canadian audience, but I think you should come and find out. Along with Peterborough's the Fire Flower Revue, I'll be present at the following dates:

  • August 20 - Thomasburg Hall, Thomasburg
  • August 21 - Kubo, Peterborough (413 George St N)
  • August 22 - Smiling Buddha, Toronto (961 College St) 

To make it a truly international affair, ECHOREV will join us from LA at the Thomasburg Hall show. Events like this don't happen every day, so I'm working hard to make it a good one. Mark the date(s), tell a friend, and in the meantime, check out Izumi's site and posters...

Izumi's international base of operations:

(P.S.: Notice how the wallpaper in the photo at top almost matches the wallpaper on Bang & Jangle? It's as if she's walking around inside your computer!)

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