East Meets West
Featuring Christopher Blasdel, shakuhachi (an end-blown Japanese flute)
Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Christopher Yohmei Blasdel began the shakuhachi and studies of Japanese music in 1972 with Goro Yamaguchi. In 1982 he received an MFA in ethnomusicology from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and received his professional name “Yohmei” from Yamaguchi in 1984. Performing in Japan and around the world, Blasdel is one of the foremost world performers and educators in shakuhachi and Japanese music. His playing maintains a balance between traditional shakuhachi music, modern compositions and cross-genre work with musicians, dancers, poets and visual artists.
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All concerts are in Holloway Hall Auditorium on the campus of Salisbury University. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m.
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