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|Posted: 2018-07-03, 11:46 Post subject: The Shakuhachi Experience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
|If you fancy a trip to the largest arts festival in the world after the WSF in London or are visiting bonnie Scotland in August this year: From 5 to 25 August I will be presenting 'The Shakuhachi Experience' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (no show on the 12th). The programme will feature a mixture of traditional honkyoku and other genres, and (of course) include some taiko.
You can find all the information on the show homepage:
Or watch my promotional video:
Here is the (somewhat flashy) public announcement:
In this world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, licensed master shakuhachi performer Markus Guhe takes Japan's oldest and quintessential bamboo flute on a journey from its mythical beginnings through its long and fascinating history into the 21st century. The programme features the traditional shakuhachi solo repertoire created during the Edo era by mendicant Zen monks (mysterious masterless samurai working as government spies and the only ones permitted to play the instrument), happy folk tunes, taiko (Japanese big drums; Markus is also a senior performer with Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers) and live electronics.