Announcing a new Meetup for The Austin Japanese Culture and Language Meetup Group!
What: Tsusgaru Shamisen Concert
When: September 16, 2009 7:00 PM
Casa de Luz
1701 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704
This meeting is a not regular meetup, but it is a rare opportunity to listen to the unique sound of the traditional Japanese Shamisen. There are two duo pieces with a jazz pianist.Tsugaru Shamisen Concert by Toshie Suzuki
Japan-America Society of Greater Austin(JASGA) will host Tsugatu shamisen concert.
A Japanese Tsugaru Shamisen player Toshie Suzuki from Oita, Austin sister city in Japan will perform at Casa de Luz Auditrium on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 7:00pm.
Toshie Suzuki began practicing Shamisen at 10 years old and moved to Tsugaru (Aomori Prefecture) to study Tsugaru Shaminsen; travelled in Asia and learned the sitar in India at 17 years old. She was the second-place winner in the Tugaru Shamisen contest for three years (2005-2007), and in 2008, the first winner of the women's Tsugaru Shamisen in Kobe and Osaka.
Tsugaru Shamisen has had a resounding impact on the Japanese musical soundscape over the last few decades. It has been transformed from a regional folk music genre to one of national and international popularity with traditional and modern stylesDATE: September 16, 2009
TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Casa de Luz: 1701 Toomey Rd Austin,78704
FEE: Free for Members & under 18; $3 for Non-Member
Let's learn something new and interesting together!
email: [address removed]
Learn more here:http://japanese.meetup.com/509/calendar/11336038/