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Looking North: Traditional Music from Northern Japan

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Baisho Matsumoto and ensemble give a short talk and concert featuring traditional Japanese instruments.
 
For more than 35 years, Matsumoto has performed all over the world in the folk music style associated with Northern Japan. He plays tsugaru-jamisen, a version of a traditional Japanese stringed instrument that has a thicker neck and is played in a percussive and powerful manner.
 
This program was co-sponsored by Satsuki-Kai, a Japanese organization devoted to sharing Japanese culture with Bay Area communities.