SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Japanese Folk Music: Song, Dance & Instruments

Yoshie Asano Campbell & Hibiki Ichikawa

Date: 21 June 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 23 June 2013Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 21-23 June, Fri 6-9pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-5pm
Course Fees: full £90 (concs £70) -> book online

Traditional folk song (min’yō) opens doors to various aspects of Japanese culture and also to a challenging and fascinating world of music & dance. Participants will taste not only the singing and a bit of dancing but also the instruments: shamisen 3-stringed ‘banjo’, shakuhachi and shinobue bamboo flutes, and percussion. 
The main teachers will be the Yoshie Asano Campbell (magical singer & dancer) and Hibiki Ichikawa (master of the rocking Tsugaru-jamisen), with support from Joe Browning (shakuhachi) and others.
For all levels (though there will be no instrumental lessons for beginners). 
Content will be structured to meet the interests and backgrounds of those who enrol.

For more information on course details please contact David Hughes (

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