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    • The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 1<br> Hiromitsu Agatsuma + Akiko Yano

      The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 1
      Hiromitsu Agatsuma + Akiko Yano

      Saturday, September 27, 7:30 PM

      Tsugaru-shamisen rock, pop and jazz virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma and musical luminary pianist/singer-songwriter Akiko Yano join together for the first time ever. United by their inimitable ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool jazz/pop tunes, Agatsuma and Yano use 3 strings, 88 keys and endearing vocals to breathe new life into this musical genre.
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    • The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 4<br> SAKISHIMA meeting<br>duo from Okinawa

      The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 4
      SAKISHIMA meeting
      duo from Okinawa

      Friday, December 12, 8:30 PM

      Come in from the cold, bustling streets of New York City to find warmth and refuge in the soothing soundscapes of this Okinawan duo. With Yukito Ara on sanshin (Okinawan shamisen) and Isamu Shimoji on guitar and vocals, SAKISHIMA meeting serenades the crowd with tunes that blend the sounds and traditions of Okinawa, Japan's southernmost islands, with popular Western riffs and beats.
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