Extra Charity Concert: "Folk Music Japan: a celebration for Tohoku" Monday August 1st, 7pm. Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS (main SOAS campus at Russell Square).
It features the Shakuhachi Summer School’s folk song shakuhachi teacher Endo Yoshihiro along with the others who performed with him on Friday, plus Ichikawa Hibiki (tsugaru-jamisen). But also, it features the amazing DUO (Ono Etsuro x Kimura Shunsuke, on tsugaru-jamisen and shinobue bamboo flute), who will have just performed at the WOMAD World Music festival.
For those of you in the UK: David Hughes will soon be trying to arrange frequent gatherings to practice folk song (singing, shamisen, shakuhachi, shinobue, taiko). If you might want to join in, let David know (firstname.lastname@example.org).