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Discipline: Music
Homebase: Maderia Park
Languages: English, Japanese

Alcvin was born in Japan and spent many years studying shakuhachi bamboo flute in Japan, and eventually attaining his shihan licenses from some of greatest players in Japan. He also studies Tsugaru Shamisen from several major players in and out of Japan. Nori is an internationally renowned percussionist with an emphasis on Japanese Taiko and African Djembe drumming. He has toured extensively with the New Asian Ensemble 'Tanga' from Japan, and has performed at numerous festivals such as the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Rhythm of the Forest in India, and the International Children's Festival in Seattle.

Performances & Workshops

Shakuhachi Making Workshop only available for 2019-20 School Year

Bushido: Sounds of Japan

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Access to outlet, one table, three chairs, two wireless mics, 1 PA speaker, 2 DIs
Fee Range: $795-$1495 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Bushido is a musical duo from Japan who promote music learning through traditional Japanese instruments. Japan is the musical culture that Bushido represents and references. Both Nori and Alcvin were born in Japan and have studied traditionally with teachers there for many years. Alcvin has teaching and performing licenses from his teachers with permission to teach and perform pieces from his tradition. In our show we properly teach and describe the origin of the instruments and pieces and the cultural context from which they were originally used. We have the students try each of the instruments, and engage them in movement, and voice in order to get closer to the music as possible.

Performance and Shakuhachi making workshop

Grade Suitability: 6-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Up to 4 workshops per day (50 students per session)
Tech Requirements: access to workshop space for tools
Fee Range: $945-$1495 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Have fun learning about Japanese culture through learning taiko playing and shakuhachi making with us! You will learn all about team building and harmonious ensemble playing through playing taiko, and touch the ancient Japanese spirit of flute building.

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