Spring Japanese Music Festival at Haverford College: Shomyo no Kai‚ÄìVoices of a Thousand YearsSpring Japanese Music Festival at Haverford College: Shomyo no Kai‚ÄìVoices 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
rs Rishu Zanmai in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium.
Shomyo no Kai-Voices of a Thousand Years
NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTâ€¨:Shomyo no Kaiâ€“Voices of a Thousand Years
On Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 PM, 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 Kaiâ€“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. This performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies at Haverford College and the John B. Hurford â€™60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.
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