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Upcoming Events

The History of Bamboo Flutes with Marco Lienhard

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
UH Hilo University Classroom Building (UCB) Room 127
4:00pm - 5:30pm Presentation
5:30pm - 6:30pm Introduction to shakuhachi and fue
6:00pm - 7:00pm Beginners shakuhachi and fue workshop

This FREE event is sponsored by the Kinzo and Fumiko Nishimura Japanese Cultural Fund. Registration is required.

Join master of Shakuhachi, Marco Lienhard, for a performance and presentation to examine and experience the cultural history of Japanese bamboo flutes. Learn about a variety of flutes, exploring the transformation of their role in society from Japanese court music to their use in modern day movies and music.

Following the presentation, there will be a short hands-on introduction for those interested in learning to play the shakuhachi. A beginning level workshop will follow for those who would like to develop their skill and technique.

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

Register online or call 932-7830.