Art & Design

Abeya : Japanese folk tunes and tales

15 March 2013, London

Four young members of the multi-award-winning Japanese folk music group Abeya provide a stunning mix of song, dance, drumming, bamboo flutes, and the powerful, addictive 3-string tsugaru-jamisen. Abeya’s diverse repertoire ranges across highly ornamented ballads, dance songs, lullabies and work songs. The group has been praised for their ability to enchant audiences not only with their talent but also their highly engaging approach using humour, interaction, and poignant explanations to help make the music relevant to international audiences.


(No booking possible; please arrive around 6.30 to ensure a seat at this special event.)


On Saturday 16 March, 11am-4.30pm, at SOAS, Abeya will offer a free workshop in Japanese folk singing and related instruments.

Places are limited; to book or for information, email

15 March 2013, 7.00pm

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

SOAS, University of London