Miracle Night by Cultural News
Traditional Japanese Music: Shakuhachi
American players contribute to spread Shakuhachi music to the world
Monday, January 11, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, PST
Tuesday, January 12, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Japan Time
Why do I like Japanese traditional Japanese music?
Elliot Kanshin Kallen: Shakuhachi Player and Teacher in Santa Rosa; President of the International Shakuhachi Society, https://www.komuso.com
Shawnee Schroeder: Shakuhachi Player in Simi Valley; Shawn makes and sell under Chiku-Shin Shakuhachi, https://shakuhachi.us
Bill Shozan Schultz: Shakuhachi Player and Teacher in Los Angeles; Schults taught Shakuhachi to 60 students at Ethnomusicology Department of UCLA for 7 years from 1994.
Mike Penny, Shamisen Player in Los Angeles
Kenny Endo, Taiko Player in Hawaii https://www.kennyendo.com
7:30PM – 7:45PM
Why did John Neptupe go to Japan to learn Shakuhachi 40 years ago?
David Neptune, Son of John Kaizan Neptune, and filmmaker of “Words Can’t Go There”
What does “Words Can’t Go There” tell us?
David Neptune, Son of John Kaizan Neptune, and filmmaker
Chaki Yanagimto, Producer of “Words Can’t Go There”
Showing the trailer (3 minutes)
Words Can’t Go There
7:45PM – 8:10PM
Why I do I play Japanese traditional music in the U.S.?
Saeko Kujiraoka, Koto Player in Los Angeles https://www.saekokoto.com
Ken Koshio, Taiko Player and Teacher in Phoenix, AZ https://www.kenkoshio.com
Why is Japanese traditional music interesting for Americans?
Alan Gleason, Editor of web magazine “ArtScape Japan” in Tokyo
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