PROFILE

足立 七海
兵庫県出身。現代の組太鼓(和太鼓アンサンブル)形式を創始した創始者のもとで10代から内弟子修行を経て公演班に所属。独立後、民謡、和楽器、アジア楽器などによる様々な編成の演奏ユニットに所属。2010年、故郷・兵庫県に稽古場を創り地域の人々と共同で郷土芸能についての調査や地域の生活文化をテーマとした作品作りを行う。近年は「身体のリズム」に着目し、日本各地の労働歌を調べながら、実際の農作業などを体験してリズムを抽出した作品制作を開始。2018年、イギリス各地の学校、カレッジで日本の米づくり、見立ての文化を取り入れたパフォーミングアートワークショップを行う。

Japanese Taiko Drummer and Vocalist born in Hyogo, Japan. Nami started to play Japanese Taiko Drumming and folk performing arts as a child, and at 10 years old, she went on a performing tour around Japan. Then, Nami learned to master the origin of Kumidaiko, Osuwa-daiko in Nagano. Nami learned Kumi-daiko from Daihachi Oguchi, an ancient stroke style from Mikio Yamamoto. She was selected as a world tour member and performed in the United States, France, and Indonesia. Then, she joined a female Japanese traditional instrunmental group produced by Akira Hayasaka, a novel writer, based in Tokyo and Kanagawa to perform with other Japanese and Chinese traditional instrunment players. In addition, Nami learned Folk Song Drumming from a Folk Song Singer, Shigeri Kizu. She was also a member of “Kizu Shigeri Syacyu”. Not only Nami plays Taiko Drums, but also she writes for school workbook, speciality magazines, and review clitique of CD as a Japanese Taiko Drum specialist. In 2010, Nami was appointed by Agency for Cultural Affairs to be a special lecturer for “ Great Perfoming Art Experiences for Child Project” and she was sent to Hyogo, her hometown. In a following year, Nami founded “Satooto Taiko School Kansai” in her hometown. She researched on Folk Performance Art and created new performing arts to pass on the extinguishing traditional performing arts. Getting supports from Hyogo Prefecture, she produced ”Miki Bujin-daiko” for town revitalize project with public school and local community. Nami also focuses on music in which she discovers and arrange old Shigoto-uta to make new sounding Taiko Drumming song. Those songs are good examples of her exceptional ability to regenerate traditional music from folk music and natural sounds in a new angle.

 

 

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