Category: Event

2017 Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific

December 15-18, 2017
Music Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa and
John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center

This four-day festival will include intensive workshops and lessons in various styles of shakuhachi playing, from traditional, meditation inspired honkyoku solos and sankyoku ensemble pieces, to cutting edge contemporary music. Kinko, Tozan, KSK (Katsuya Yokoyama) and Chikuho Styles will be represented. The festival is for beginners to advanced players, with a special discount and instruments available for absolute beginners.

The Masters’ Concert (7:00 p.m., Dec. 15th, Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i) will inaugurate the festivities with a performance of outstanding musicians from Japan and around the world. The festival will also feature an academic session presenting the latest in shakuhachi research.

Participation Fees include access to all concerts, workshops, private lessons, and academic sessions.

  • Regular: $350
  • Kama‘aina (local): $300
  • Absolute Beginner: $175

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Guest Teachers (in alphabetical order):

  • Shakuhachi: Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Steven Taizen Casano, Robert Herr, Yōzan Kaminaga, Riley Lee, Kazushi Matama, Ranzan Mitsui
  • Shamisen/koto: Kikuko Sato

With special guest artist Kenny Endo performing in the Masters’ Concert

Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Music Department and the East-West Center Arts Program, with support from the Japan Foundation and the UH Center for Japanese Studies.

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The APDF proudly features performances by international and local guest artists as well as events and lectures open to the public.