“Like a Banjo” — Shamisen and Hibiki Ichikawa

Strings Across the Seas

29-04-2022 • 27 mins

In our first episode, we talked to Hibiki Ichikawa to discover his relationship with the shamisen — a traditional stringed instrument from Japan, and how he ended up staying in London. From composing music for an Academy Award nominated film to performing at the British Museum, and even collaborating with Nike, his journey has been nothing but inspiring. We bring to you, Europe’s only Tsugaru shamisen player, all the way from Japan. To listen to more of Hibiki Ichikawa's music on shamisen, you can check him out on Spotify and Instagram.