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Christopher Yohmei Blasdel

United States

Grants Awarded

1997 | Music | Thailand

to pursue collaborative research at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on the teaching and transmission of classical Thai music


Tokyo to New York

February 28, 2016

Tokyo to New York celebrates the connections between Tokyo and New York City with a series of concerts in Tokyo and New York.

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Shakuhachi and the Spirituality of Sound

November 24, 2017

A concert of traditional and contemporary meditation pieces with a performance and explanations by Christopher Yohmei Blasdel.

Christopher Yohmei Blasdel received an ACC Fellowship in 1997 to travel to Thailand for collaborative research at Chulalongkorn University on teaching and transmission of classical Thai music.

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2017 Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific

December 15, 2017 - December 18, 2017

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.

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