AN Indian music and dance group will add to Niseko’s international flavour when they perform at the Northern Fox in Hirafu this weekend.
The group called Tala is made up of three Japanese musicians who were trained in classical Indian music and dance by Gurus in India.
They tour Japan each year in order to raise funds to go back to India and continue their training.
Niseko performance promoter Yuko Niizeki said performing Indian classical music is a form of prayer and a spiritual experience, and locals could get a feel for that by watching.
"Indian classical music is intriguing," she said.
"After studying Indian classical music, any other music sounds really light. It’s quite complex yet simple.
"In Indian music there’s no harmony which is what makes up western music – it’s just the beat and the melody. You follow the melody which starts speaking for itself. If someone is very good you don’t feel the ego of the player – the song plays itself. A player’s aim is to become a channel for a song without ego."
Locals are urged to go along and support the event which will add to Niseko’s ever-increasing international event scene.
The event starts at 7pm this Saturday. Tickets Y1,500 advance from the The Northern Fox (0136 21 7575) or Y1,800 at the door.
Free for junior high school students and under.