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Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo invites the public to ÔÇťThe History of Japanese Flutes with master of shakuhachi Marco LienhardÔÇŁ on Saturday, March 10, in University Classroom Building (UCB) Room 127. The event begins with a performance and presentation at 4 p.m. Registration is required due to limited seating.

There will be a hands-on introduction from 5:30 - 6 p.m. for those interested in learning to play the shakuhachi, and a beginning level workshop from 6-7 p.m. for participants to develop their skill and technique. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own shakuhachi or fue. There will be limited flutes available to borrow.

Lienhard studied the shakuhachi under Master Katsuya Yokoyama and became a virtuoso solo artist. He is also a professional taiko player, and founded the group Taikoza in 1995. He now makes his home in New York and tours internationally.

The event is sponsored by the Kinzo and Fumiko Nishimura Japanese Cultural Fund.

For more information and to register, contact CCECS at 932-7830 or visit https://hilo.hawaii.edu/ccecs/registration/japanese-bamboo-flutes.php.


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