In 3 weeks the first of a series of online event organised by the European Shakuhachi Society will take place. The Road to Dublin when we finally will meet in person! ❤ You can register for the May event now.

New positions in ethnomusicology

I have now begun a new role as a member of the SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology) Council. I am very excited about this. The role of the Council is to advice the board.

I was also a member of the Bruno Nettl Prize Committee 2021. In this role I got to read quite a few very good books, I would probably not have read otherwise.

Interview with Araki Kodo VI

I interviewed Araki Kodo VI, a.k.a. Hanz Araki or Hanz Araki-Campbell. I really think I managed to get a fascinating glimpse into the world of an amazing shakuhachi legacy in modern times with a cross-cultural twist because of the honesty and openness of Hanz. It was a touching narrative about the transmission of shakuhachi music, culture and art from father to son. We also spoke about how it was to enter such a stronghold of traditional music as “half Japanese”. I hope many will watch because it is really an insider story most fo us rarely can access. Grateful to Hanz sharing his amazing story!
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