When: Saturday, March 31 2:00 pm â€“ 3:00 pm
Where: (Registered participants will be contacted with the address)
Application deadline: March 29 (Maximum participation is 5)
Spring is almost coming, so letâ€™s feel the warm air slightly early through Okinawan culture. The sanshin (literally “three strings”) is an Okinawan musical instrument and precursor of the Japanese shamisen. Often likened to a banjo, it consists of a snakeskin-covered body, neck and three strings. You will enjoy a professional Okinawa sanshin performance and experience to play Okinawa sanshin. You will touch the lively Okinawan culture in a relaxed atomospher.
Saki Taguchi studied Okinawa sanshin at the Sakima Ryukyu Folk Music School for seven years. Meanwhile Saki joined the Ryukyu Folk Music Association in 2003 and won Ryukyu Folk Music Association competitions in Okinawa in 2004. Saki is a highly sought- after musician among sanshin players. In 2011, Saki and her students performed their first sold-out concert in New York as the sanshin group Ryu-Kaji. This March Saki will perform at the annual White Plains Cherry Blossom festival.
For more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact JETAANY@mieinc.net
Above events are produced by Mie Ikeda.