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Shamisen Workshop and Performance

  • 15 Sep 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tufts University, 20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155‎
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  • With thanks to Tufts University, there is no admission charge for this event. However, please consider donating at the door to our work at the Japan Society of Boston. Online donations here: http://japansocietyboston.org/donate

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Shamisen Workshop and Performance

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3 PM

Tufts University
Distler Performance Hall
20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155‎

Join the Japan Society of Boston for a workshop and performance with a Shamisen master visiting from Japan! Learn the history of traditional Japanese instruments and treat yourself to a Shamisen performance by Yoshizumi Kosayo and Yoshizumi Koyuya!

Yoshizumi Kosayo (吉住 小三代) is a master shamisen performer.  She is the principal teacher of Yoshizumi-ryu style shamisen. Yoshizumi-ryu is one of the biggest schools of Nagauta, traditional Japanese songs that accompany shamisen music. She is a chair on the board of directors of the NPO Shamisen-Ongaku-Fukyu-no-Kai (Shamisen Music Popularization Association). Yoshizumi Kosayo was born in Tokyo to a famous Noh family, and started practicing the Shamisen at the age of 12 and married the famous Yoshizumi Nagauta family, and trained under Yoshizumi Jikyo, Master Nagauta singer.  She has been recognized as qualified to pass-on the "Intangible Cultural Property" of Nagauta. 

Yoshizumi Koyuya (
吉住 小友也) is a traditional Japanese instrument musician, specializing in the Japanese hand-drum, drum and flute. 

With special thanks to Tufts University, this event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested through this event link (button on the left) to ensure adequate seating for all patrons. Doors will open at 2:45pm. Walk-ins will be welcomed after registered patrons are seated. 

Please do consider donating to the Japan Society of Boston at this link, to sustain our work sharing Japanese culture across Boston. Donations will also be accepted at the door.


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