2008 “Enchantment of Genji: Music Inspired by Poems from The Tale of Genji”

Featuring Alcvin Takegawa Ramos on biwa and shakuhachi and Satomi Saeki on koto With commentary by Dr. Jan Walls, Professor Emeritus, SFU
October 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm
National Nikkei Heritage Centre, Ellipse Lobby, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby

Masters of traditional Japanese music, Alcvin Takegawa Ramos and Satomi Saeki offer moving new musical interpretations of the classic poetry of The Tale of Genji. Recitations of selected poems from the tale in both English and the original Japanese will provide inspirational links between their renderings of the themes of love, the seasons, solitude, and impermanence perfectly suited to the haunting sounds of shakuhachi, biwa, and koto.

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