Spring Japanese Music Festival at Haverford College: Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand YearsSpring Japanese Music Festival at Haverford College: Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand Yearshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/256211Roberts Marshall Auditorium2014-03-02T19:30:002014-03-02T21:00:00
March 2, 7:30PM–9:00PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
Shomyo no Kai-Voices of a Thousand Years
Spring Japanese Music Festival at Haverford College
Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand Years
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, Haverford College
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
On Sunday, March 2, the glorious, reverberating voices of Buddhist priests in colorful robes will fill Marshall Auditorium. One of the oldest living forms of vocal music, shomyo is believed to have originated in India before traveling along the Silk Road and eventually entering Japan in the 6th century, where it has been practiced ever since.
The critically acclaimed group Shomyo no Kai–Voices of a Thousand Years, comprising priests from the Shingon sect whose mission is to showcase the beauty of shomyo as an art form, will perform the traditional Rishu Zanmai.
Organized by Hank Glassman, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies; sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities’ Kessinger Family Fund for Asian Performing Arts.
The three-city American Tour of Shomyo no Kai—Voices of a Thousand Years is produced and organized by Japan Society, New York. This tour is funded by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2013; and a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the festival comes from the Asahi Shimbun Foundation.
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