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Ensohza & Kyle Abbott

Thu, Jul 17, 2014
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718

Ensohza is a minzoku-geino or Japanese folk performing ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group performs music that evokes the festival spirit and character of Japan’s diverse rural communities. With lively vocals accompanied by fue and shakuhachi (bamboo flutes), shamisen (a string instrument) and the beat of the taiko drum, Ensohza transports you to Japan’s mountain and fishing villages with traditional folk songs and festival dance music.

Kyle Abbott is an international tournament-winning shamisen player who learned formal technique from professional Tsugaru Shamisen player, Kevin Kmetz, built his own instrument, and has created the online shamisen community Bachido, providing comprehensive resources.

Visit the artist’s website: www.ensohza.org

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan. www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp

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