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2017 Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific

Performance / United States
December 15, 2017 - December 18, 2017
Music Department, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
 2411 Dole St. | Honolulu, HI  East-West Center
1601 East-West Rd | Honolulu, HI   

Experience the magical tones of the shakuhachi in the enchanted isles of Hawai’i. This four-day festival will include intensive workshops and lessons in various styles of shakuhachi playing, from traditional meditation inspired honkyoku solos and sankyoku ensemble pieces to cutting edge contemporary music. Kinko, Tozan, KSK (Katsuya Yokoyama) and Chikuho Styles will be represented. The festival is for beginners to advanced players, with a special discount and instruments available for absolute beginners. The Masters’ Concert (evening, Dec.15th, Orvis Hall, University of Hawai’i) will inaugurate the festivities with a performance of outstanding musicians from Japan and around the world. The festival will also feature an academic session presenting the latest in shakuhachi research.

Grantee: Christopher Yohmei Blasdel