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Okinawan Ensemble

(Mus 311F)
Okinawan Ensemble

The classical Okinawan tradition of Uta-Sanshin developed during the flourishing era of the Ryukyu Kingdom as a sovereign state. It is the major repository for Okinawan literary language today.

Students will learn to play the sanshin (3-stringed lute) and to sing pieces from the Kunkunshi, anthology of classical chamber music. Instruction includes etiquette and traditional methods of learning.

The instructor is Norman Kaneshiro.

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