Free bamboo flute presentation and workshop

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Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers a free presentation and workshop on Japanese bamboo flutes with Marco Lienhard, master of shakuhachi, on Monday, March 6, from noon – 3 p.m. in the main hall of UH Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language. Light refreshments will be served.

Participants will learn about the shinobue, shakuhachi, and Noh flutes, understanding the differences in structure, sound and technique. Following will be the opportunity to get hands-on experience exploring the fue, or shakuhachi, with Lienhard’s guidance. The afternoon will end with a one-hour beginner’s shakuhachi workshop.

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.

Registration is required for this event due to limited seating. Parking passes are required, and must be purchased at the main gate of the UH Hilo campus.

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

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