Thursday, December 28, 2023
10-10-20 Toronto: solo voice and shamisen and our year end party!
Solo voice + shamisen concert 
Tranzac Club, Toronto. 8 pm.

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Shamisen (Aki Takahashi) and Flamenco (Kiyo Asaoka) collaboration
DanceWeekend’24 ~30th anniversary edition~
Dance Ontario presents DanceWeekend’23: a 3-day (Jan 26 – 28) celebration of live performances
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (207 Queens Quay West)

Saturday, March 22, 2024
From Japan to Madagascar 
Nagata Shachu proudly presents “From Japan to Madagascar”, a double bill concert featuring the ten ten – an eclectic music ensemble, using Japanese and western instruments performing Japanese folk songs with a modern twist. The collective is directed by shamisen player and vocalist Ms. Aki Takahashi who is also the associate director of Nagata Shachu. The second half of the concert features a mashup of Nagata Shachu’s thrilling Japanese taiko rhythms with the African infused melodies of Madagascar-born, Toronto-based guitarist and singer Donné Roberts (a two time Juno award winner) with his band.

A second show on Friday, March 22 to be announced.
Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave) at 8 pm.


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10-10-20 Minnesota: Vocal & Shamisen Concert

In commemoration of Aki Takahashi’s 20th Anniversary of performing in North America…

Tasogare (between us)

Tasogare (between us) is a new play inspired by…

10-10-20 Ottawa: solo voice and shamisen

10-10-20 Ottawa: solo voice and shamisen…

10-10-20 Hamilton

  Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton CJCC 45 Hempstead Drive Hamilton L8W 2Y6. Small Dojo. 

Finding Her Beat w/ live performance by Aki Takahashi and Heidi Chan

In the midst of a frozen Minnesota winter, a Japanese drum master…

101020 performances in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Aki will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba…

101020 in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona

This is a very special performance by visiting Japanese-Canadian performer Aki Takahashi at Tucson’s community arts incubator…

University of Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra “tuning in to nature”

Aki Takahashi will perform in Prince Edward Island on Saturday, September 2…

ROM Live Performances

Royal Ontario Museum performances…

CONFLUENCIAS ~ Flamenco from Madrid to Tokyo ~

Award winning flutinst and bansuri player Lara Wong, flamenco guitarist Melón Jiménez…

Powell Street Festival in Vancouver

ten ten trio will perform a set at the Powell Street Festival…

Sudbury Japan Festival

ten ten will perform two sets at the Japan Festival Sudbury…

ten ten music and dance performance at Together We Rise Festival

ten ten music and dance collective will perform a special set at the Together We Rise Festival…

Burlington Sakura Matsuri

Photos by Kevin He   Photos by Maybeth Curtin   Saturday, May 13, 2023 Ten Ten performance at the Burlington Sakura Festival. 2:30 pm.  Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Family Lobby. The Burlington Mundialization Committee hosts Sakura Festival in honour of Burlington’s twin city, Itabashi, Japan.

Gibson House Museum

Ten Ten performed two 45 minute set as part of a Salon concert series presented by the Gibson House Museum, North York. 

Hawaii performances in March

Aki will be performing in Hawaii for the first time..

March break solo performance at the Royal Ontario Museum

Monday, March 11 Cultural Springtime Celebrations at ROM. Solo live performances at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm (20 minute set). https://www.rom.on.ca/en/march-break-2023

performance at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Aki gave a solo performance for members and family of Chibi Daiko at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Vancouver as part of her 10-10-20 project.

performance at the Steveston Buddhist Temple

  Aki was honoured to be invited by Reverend Grant Ikuta to present a solo performance to members of the Steveston Buddhist Temple in British Columbia as part of her 10-10-20 project.

performance at Tonarigumi

Tonarigumi (Japanese Community Volunteers Association in Vancouver) hosted Aki for a lunchtime solo Min’yo performance which she donated as part of her 10-10-20 project.

An Evening of Shamisen and Sitar

Aki Takahashi (Toronto) will perform a solo set featuring shamisen and vocals for her project 10-10-20.

ten ten’s “Horie Sankyoku”

ten ten’s “Horie Sankyoku” will be featured in this season’s Music 311 program!

Calgary Taiko Gathering: STRONGER TOGETHER

Celebrate our common love for taiko and strengthen our connections at the Regional Taiko Gathering in Calgary, Alberta…

ten ten performance and workshops at the Toronto Taiko Festival

We are very excited to be featuring different taiko players from across the region…

The Bentway “And With”

And With is a mobile sounding installation where audience/experiencers…

Aki’s solo performance before the film “THE LAST GOZE”

Aki will present a special solo performance…

ten ten performance at the Burlington Itabashi Sakura Festival

The Sakura Festival will celebrate the Japanese cherry blossom…

ten ten releases new single “Dokaraka Don”

It’s a pretty different world at the moment…

Ya-Hoi Yasakoi video shoot

On Sunday, December 5…

Forth album of original songs OIRO NAOSHI

ten ten is proud to release its 4th album “OIRO NAOSHI” (Evolving Colours) 

Quemado video shoot

ten ten will be releasing three music videos in early 2022.  Filming has already been completed for Quemado featuring Flamenco dancer Kiyo Asaoka.  The videos are directed by Cailleah Scott-Grimes and Gina Hara.  We would like to acknowledge the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts for making this project possible. Please check …

ten ten releases new track “Quemado”

QUEMADO is a collaborative piece incorporating shamisen, taiko set, and flamenco dancing.

New EP to be released soon!

ten ten just completed a new album…

ten ten performs at Beyond Toronto Taiko Festival

ten ten to perform at Beyond Toronto Taiko Festival…

ten ten & Chieko Kojima

Ten Ten had a very special performance with renowned dancer Chieko Kojima of Kodo…

ten ten’s Music featured in New Documentary

Ten Ten’s music featured in a new documentary of renowned architect Raymond Moriyama…

ten ten performs at “Celebrating Community”

For the first time since the pandemic…

ten ten’s music will be aired on CBC music’s “Frequencies”.

ten ten’s music will be aired on CBC music’s “Frequencies”…

Aki Takahashi awarded TO Live funding

Ten Ten artistic directore Aki Takahashi was among a select group…

Women From Space Festival

Aki Takahashi and Anita Katakkar (tabla) perform…

ten ten’s third album ATODASHI

ten ten’s latest album ATODASHI…

Review of Ko-Banashi on Bandcamp!

Read a recent review of ten Ten’s CD, Ko-banashi!

JI GOE Online Workshop

Aki Takahashi recently completed a 4-part online workshop series for kadon…