Memories of the Sun Goddess “Himiko” — Merging Western Classical Music with Japanese Traditional Music and Drama

  • 28 Feb 2017
  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
  • Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881


Professor Yoshihiro Kanno will take you through the history of Japanese traditional music in his public lecture with video excerpts of his epic theatrical work “Memories of the Sun Goddess ‘Himiko’.” Queen Himiko ruled Yamatai Kingdom in ancient Japan almost 2000 years ago. The work brings together western and Japanese instruments as well as traditional theatrical and dance forms such as Kabuki, Gagaku (Imperial Court music and dance) and Shomyo (a style of Buddhist chanting).

Speakers: Professor Yoshihiro Kanno and Professor Noriko Ohtake

Free and open to the public

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