Nov 5, 2017

Japanese Ensemble

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Japanese Ensemble

Japanese Ensemble

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The CU Japanese Ensemble presents a program of music and dance from Japan that reflects traditional, neo-traditional and contemporary popular culture. Directed by CU Instructor Mami Itasaka-Keister and CU Professor Jay Keister, the ensemble performs a selection of folk songs and dances, a classical kabuki dance and a taiko drumming piece inspired by Japanese anime cinema.

PROGRAM: "Musume Dojoji," a kabuki dance drama; "Soran bushi" and "Kokiriko bushi," two folk dances; a taiko drumming piece based on the anime film "Kami Sama Hajimemashita"

Mami Itasaka-Keister is a Japanese musician, dancer and licensed member of the Bando school of Japanese classical dance in which she is known by her performer name Ms. Miko Bando. Jay Keister is associate professor of ethnomusicology, a performer of Japanese music and the author of the book "Shaped by Japanese Music" (Routledge 2004), and several journal articles on Japanese performing arts.

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