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PROFILE

GONNA was started in Nagoya in 2003. Pursuing Wadaiko as world music led to the very unique ensemble style with the marimba and the Wadaikos. GONNA excels all other groups in the profound harmonies with various percussion instruments and the advanced technique of the ensemble.

GONNAfs performing style attempts to move beyond restraints. We provide not only a two-hour concert in an over thousand-seat concert hall, but also a small live performance in a cafe or in the precincts of a temple, with our various formation patterns.

GONNAfs music can never be categorized into one genre. We have very wide repertories such as gtraditional Wadaiko pieces,h gsophisticated original piecesh and gcontemporary classical pieces.h This must be a reason why we have been gaining a broad base of support.

We believe that music has the power to encourage people and to make our lives enriched. We hope our music may be a means of touching peoplefs hearts.

History

2003
Jan.
Sadaichi KAWADA, Tatsuya KOBAYASHI, Kenji FURUTATE and Rin MATOBA became independent from gdakantoh of gtokai taiko centerh and established gWadaiko GONNA.h
Jun.
The first solo stage in gchikusa theaterh in Nagoya, with having Junko KOBAYASHI, a marimbist, for encore as a special guest.
Sep.
Concert Hall Tour gJOYh in Nagoya, Osaka and Yokohama.

2004
Apr.
Concert Hall Tour gSpring JOYh in Nagano, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
Aug.
Neko KANEKO assumed a producer.
And GONNA invited Shintaro SENDO as a music adviser.
Sep.
Concert Tour with Junko KOBAYASHI (marimba), gState of Soundsh in Kouga, Suzuka, Matsumoto, Kitanagoya, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka.)
Dec.
Concert Hall Tour gStraighth in Nagoya, Chofu, Kyoto and Osaka. The main program was gTRIO PER UNO (by N.J. Zivkovic).

2005
Feb.
Concert Hall Tour gSpring JOYh in Hiroshima and Aichi.
Apr.
Eiko ASAOKA joined as a marimbist, and Junko KOBAYASHI assumed a music director.
GONNA has started as Marimba & Wadaiko Ensembles, and changed the name just as gGONNA.h
Jun.
Joint concert with gMatsuri-shuh called gCROXINGh in Nagoya and Kyoto.
Jul.
Performed in gThe 18th Drum Festival in Matsumoto castle, the world heritageh as a guest.
Aug.
Yoshiteru KAKO is invited as an adviser.
Sep.
Concert Tour gState of Soundsh in Toyonaka, Matsumoto, Kurasiki, Kobe, Tsu, Kitanagoya and Nagoya. The main program was gFred no Frevoh (by Ney Rosauro).
Nov.
Concert Hall Tour gwe gonnah in Nagoya, Koga, Kyoto, Yokohama, Tokyo, Matsumoto and Taketoyo. The main program was gLamento E Danza Barbarah (by N.J.Zivkovic).

2006
Mar.
Concert Hall Tour gwe gonnah in Kobe, Hiroshima, Kurasiki, Takatsuki and@Kouta.
Apr.
Yusuke KIMURA joined.
May
Guest performance in Chibu Percussion Festival.
Jun.
Traditional Feature Project in Nagoya, gExchange the strokesh for three nights.
Kenji FURUTATE has left GONNA for the solo activities.
Jul.
Performed in gThe 19th Drum Festival in Matsumoto castle, the world heritageh as a guest.
Sep.
Concert Tour gState of Soundsh in Otsu, Shiga, Iga, Tsu, Kitanagoya, Nagoya Okayama and Matsumoto.
Nov.
Performed with Takafumi KAMIYA (Tsugaru-jamisen) in gSongs in the Harmony Landh held by Fuso theater.
Guest performance in gThe 5th Drum Emotionh in Fujioka city in Gunma.

2007
Jan.
TV appearance in Mie TV.
Concert Hall Tour gwe gonna --- for the lighth in Suzuka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Toyonaka, Tokyo and Matsumoto. Themajor pieces in the program were gTO THE GODS OF RHYTHMh and gLamento E Danza Barbarah (both by N.J.Zivkovic), gDances of Earth and Fireh (by P.Klatzow) and gConversation of the woodsh (by Keiko ABE). Also the first commission piece gMandara-Gensoh (Takekazu BAN) was played.
Mar.
gCome on, Spring! GONNA has comeh in west theater in Nagoya.
Apr.
Yusuke KIMURA left after the concert in Nagoya.
Jul.
N.J.Zivkovic visited GONNA in their studio.
Rin MATOBA left GONNA and Junko KOBAYASHI became a supportive wadaiko player.
Sep.
Concert Tour gState of Soundsh in Otsu, Akaiwa, Kitanagoya, Nagoya, Okazaki, Ise, Osaka and Tsu.
Ney Rosauro visited GONNA in their studio.
Dec.
Performed in gMusica Cosmo Percussion Festa in winter 2007h as the first Wadaiko Ensembles.

2008
Jan.
Wadaiko ~ Marimba ~ Brass Performance g2008 Start Dashh in west theater in Nagoya.
Feb.
Concert Hall Tour gwe gonna --- for the lighth in Toyota.
May.
Minoru MIKI (composer) visited GONNA in their studio.
gExchange the strokes --- sail up, meet uph with Teranga ArikaiSenegaljin Nagoya, three nights. The main program was gMarimba Spiritualh (by Minoru MIKI).
Jul.
Yusuke KIMURA joined once again.
Aug.
Concert Tour gState of Soundsh in Akaiwa, Osaka, Yokohama, Daikanyama, Toyota, Kitanagoya and Nagoya.

2009
Jan.
Wadaiko ~ Marimba ~ Koto ~ Chourus g2009 New Year Liveh in west theater in Nagoya.
Mar.
Performed in gTPAMh.The main program was gMarimba Spiritualh (by Minoru MIKI).
Apr.
Concert Hall Tour gnew wind of Percussion---the sound only hereh in culture theater in Tajimi.
Jun.
Concert Hall Tour gnew wind of Percussion---the sound only hereh in cultural innovation center in Kani.
Aug.
Performed in gHIMF2009h.The main program was gMarimba Spiritualh(by Minoru MIKI).
Sep.
Concert Tour gState of Soundsh in Osaka, Tsu, Kitanagoya and Mizunami.
Shouta SATO joined.
Oct.
Concert Hall Tour gnew wind of Percussion---the sound only hereh in the culture and arts promotion Aid business2009.
Release the first full album gGoing to Alternative Horizonh.

2010
Jan.
g2010 New Year GONNA Liveh in west theater in Nagoya.
Apr.
Concert Hall Tour gnew wind of Percussion---the sound only hereh in town hall in Kouta.
Jul.
Performed at gTen Drum Culture Villagehin Taiwan.
Aug.
Performed in gSUMMER FES IN MEIHO 2010h.
Oct.
Performed in gShanghai World Expoh.

2011
Feb.
Concert Hall Tour gnew wind of Percussion---the sound only hereh in Lirio Consert Hall.
Mar.
Concert Hall Tour gnew wind of Percussion---the sound only hereh in communnity cultural center in Matsuzaka.
Jul.
Performed in gGreat east Japan earthquake reconstruction assistance Liveh.

2012
Apr.
Concert Hall Tour gRoad so far, the way of the futureh in Nagoya and Osaka.
May.
Sadaichi KAWADA left after the concert in Osaka, and became the overall manager.
Sep.
Performed in gJapan Taiko Festival in ISEh.
Concert Tour gState of Soundsh in Yokkaichi, Osaka, Kitanagoya, Nagoya and Yokohama.

2013
Mar.
10th Anniversary Concert Hall Tour gSpiritualh in Nagoya .
Apr.
10th Anniversary Concert Hall Tour gSpiritualh in Osaka and Kasahara .
Jun.
10th Anniversary Concert Hall Tour gSpiritualh in Okayama spomsored by Soroptimist International of Saidaiji .
Jul.
Performed in gMendocino Music Festivalhand gSan Francisco World Percussion Festivalhin America .
Sep.
Concert Tour gState of Sounds at templeh in Matsumoto, Okayama and Nagoya.
Oct.
10th Anniversary Concert Hall Tour gSpiritualh in Tokyo.
Concert Tour gState of Sounds ---Christmas Partyh in Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Yokkaichi.

2014
Mar.
10th Anniversary Consert Hall Tour gSpiritualhFinal in Nagoya and Osaka.
Performed in gSennin Daiko(Thousand people play WADAIKOhin Nishio.
Performed in gEarth Day IWAKIhin World EXPO Aich Memorial Park.
Aug.
Concert TourgState of Soundshin Osaka,Sin-yokohama,Yokkaichi and Nagoya.
Concert TourgState of Soundshin Matsumoto,Okayama,Kita-nagoya and Ueda.
Oct.
Performed ingRikuzentakata Japan TAIKO Festivalhin Iwate.
Dec.
Performed ingMemorial Performance of Minoru MIKIhin Tokushima.

2015
Feb.
Performed ingTen Drum Culture Villagehin Taiwan.
May.
Performed ingMuscat International Rhythm festivalhin Oman.
Performed ingToyonaka Wadaiko Festivalhin Osaka.
Jly.
Performed ingToyonaka Wadaiko Festival~GONNA Joint Concerthin Osaka.
Performed ingRhythmic Jamboreehin Nagoya.
Aug.
Performed ingMiyamae TAIKO Meetinghin Kawasaki.
Concert TourgState of Soundshin Shin-yokohsma, Gifu and Yokkaichi.
Sep.
Concert TourgState of Soundshin Nagoya, Osaka, Okayama, Matsumoto and Kita-nagoya.

2016
Aug.
Performed ingWorld Music and Dance Festivalh in Hokkaido.
Performed ingMiyamae TAIKO Meetinghin Kawasaki.
Concert TourgState of Soundhin Shin-yokohama.
Sep.
Concert TourgState of Soundhin Yokkaichi, Shiga, Okayama, Nagoya and Matsumoto.
Performed ingBeat Palettehin Nagoya.

2017
June.
Performed ingTaiko Summit Colorado2017`one heart`
Concert TourgEarth Songhin Colorado produced by TSC
Performed ingSalon Concert at Megro-tei(National important cultural property)hin Uonuma.
July.
Concert TourgEarth Songhin Nagoya.
Performed ingGUNMA TAIKO CONNEXION 15th Anniversary Concert

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