Naochika Sogabe – I want to build bridges…

I’m searching for new aesthetics with these tradition instruments. They have such a large possibilities for expression.
I was born in Japan and now live at the border between France and Germany.
I studied historical music of Europe and ethnomusicology in Cologne (Germany) and in The Hague (Netherlands).
I dance and teach also Argentine Tango.

I’m Japanese, play European and Arabic instruments, compose with traditional and modern elements from Japan, Europe, Arab etc., dance Argentine tango etc.
I’m working also active for the understanding between religions.

My good friend, pastor Tim Kahlen called me “Brückenbauer (bridge builder)”. I think it would not be false…