• Chappa
  • Brampton Heritage Theatre
  • October 19, 2002

Chappa

Date Composed: 1994
Composer: Kiyoshi Nagata
Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata
Premiere Performance: December 13, 1994 - Harbourfront Studio Theatre with Toronto Table Ensemble
Recording Title: Stone Path CD

The chappa are a pair of small brass hand cymbals used in festivals and for Shinto ritual dance accompaniment. In recent years, many new techniques have been developed for the chappa allowing it to be played as a solo instrument with greater freedom of movement and expression for the player.