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THE EPIC OF THE HEIKE
Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Junko Ueda, voice and satsuma-biwa (Japan)
The Japanese viewed singing as a manifestation of the chi, the spiritual force that gives life to the universe. The “heike monogatari”, whose sources lie in oral tradition, is considered one of the great classics of Japanese Medieval literature. In a voice full of mystery, Junko Ueda recites epic poems dating from the fourteenth century while accompanying herself on the biwa, a pear-shaped lute similar the the Chinese pipa.
Whit English surtitles.
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