Shakuhachi Master Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
Wednesday, June 9   10:00am
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Christopher Yohmei Blasdel began the shakuhachi and studies of Japanese music in 1972 with Goro Yamaguchi. In 1982 he received an MFA in ethnomusicology from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and received his professional name “Yohmei” from Yamaguchi in 1984. Performing in Japan and around the world, Blasdel is one of the foremost world performers and educators in shakuhachi and Japanese music. His playing maintains a balance between traditional shakuhachi music, modern compositions and cross-genre work with musicians, dancers, poets and visual artists.


Musiking Meditation through the Shakuhachi—Peaceful Music for Stressful Times

  1. Sōkaku Reibo(Song of the Cranes), traditional shakuhachi meditative solo
  2. Domino Fidelum Motet(Gregorian Chant)
  3. Moonlight Warrior, Comp. by Miki Minoru
  4. Suo Gâu (Sleep my Baby), Welsh lullaby
  5. Nishinjō Bushi, Okinawan folk song
  6. Shakuhachi Saltarello, comp. by Christopher Blasdel