BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190319T000000Z DTEND:20190319T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Played as accompaniment to kabuki plays and traditional puppet theater or by geisha\, the three-stringed shamisen has been an integral pa rt of traditional Japanese music for centuries.&nbsp\;<strong>Janet Pocoro bba</strong>\, author of&nbsp\;<em>The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei a nd Me</em>\, took a more unconventional path\, apprenticing under her ecce ntric sensei while living abroad in Japan. At this talk\, Pocorobba will d iscuss the history and features of the shamisen\, illuminate her own journ ey learning to play this enigmatic Japanese instrument\, and give a demo p erformance.&nbsp\;\n<em>Followed by a book-signing reception.</em>&nbsp\; SUMMARY:The Allure of the Shamisen: A Japanese Musical Tradition URL:/en/events/2019/03/19/the-allure-of-the-shamisen-a-japanese-musical-tra / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR