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The Traditional in the Contemporary — Ninety years of Japanese compositions

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The Traditional in the Contemporary — Ninety years of Japanese compositions informed by traditional techniques and sensibilities Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi Mika Kimula, vocalist Hidejirō Honjō, shamisen Mari Yoshihara, piano Program: Vocal solo: Uguisu, Hayasaka Fumio, Lyrics by Satō Haruo (1944) Shakuhachi solo: Kakurin, Hirose Ryohei (1975) Shamisen solo: Neo – for Shamisen, Dai Fujikura (2014) Voice, shamisen & shakuhachi: …

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Hawaii Gagaku Kenkyukai

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Gagaku, the court music of Japan, traces its history to the 9th century, and is considered one of the oldest continuously performed music traditions in the world. Gagaku includes instrumental music, vocal music, and dance. Gagaku also has a long history in Hawai‘i. The music was first taught at UH Mānoa in 1962 by Masatoshi Shamoto, who in 1968 founded …