Japan Twang: An Evening with Shamisen Player Michiyoshi Sato

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall


A rare performance by Michiyoshi Sato outside of Japan. He is one of Japan's leading practitioners of tsugaru-jamisen, an improvisatory musical style performed on a Japanese three-stringed spike lute called a shamisen. Mr. Sato is known for a cutting-edge performance style that fuses the traditional with the modern, and the classics with pop. In his Connecticut debut, the first stop on his second tour of the United States, he will stretch the limits of his instrument and his art, and take the audience through traditional folk songs, contemporary improvisation, and original compositions.

Sponsored by the College of East Asian Studies with support from the Music Department.

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