BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1176@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060121T000000Z DTEND:20060318T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Shamisen (Japanese Lute)\nTatsu Aoki\, instructor\nSaturdays\, January 21 - March 18\, 2006\, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.\n$200 JASC member\; $250 non-member\n\nThis beginning class presents the basic technique of playin g the shamisen\, a traditional\, Japanese\, stringed instrument. Classes w ill center on the zashiki style of performance\, a rather informal and int imate style associated with geisha musicians\, instead of the more strict style heard in kabuki or bunraku theater. Students will learn to play simp le folk or children's songs. Instruments will be available for rental\, an d interested students can arrange for private lessons. Eight-week session. \n \nJapanese American Service Committee\n4427 N. Clark Street\nChicago\, IL 60640\n(773) 275-0097 x226\n<a>classes@jasc-chicago.org</a>\n<a href="h ttp://www.jasc-chicago.org">www.jasc-chicago.org</a>\n SUMMARY:Shamisen (Japanese Lute)\, JASC URL:/en/events/2006/01/21/shamisen-jasc/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR