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Tsugaru minyo with shakuhachi
Bas Nijenhuis wrote:
Should I consider this as to be 'pretty'?
This is the folk music of the people of the cold, northern Aomori Prefecture of Japan.
This is same troupe of musicians from the previous video in different configuration playing traditional Tsugaru minyo with Tsugaru shamisen and no shakuhachi:
This is Tsugaru shamisen master Takahashi Chikusan playing shakuhachi recording with still photo montage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdeJD6Ar … annel_page
Recording of Takahashi Chikusan playing shamisen with photo montage:
http://www.youtube.com/user/jinmasaaki# … IhLcWjH-FQ
An accomplished, probably amateur, Tsugaru shamisen player in a live video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5soMoU_ … re=related
for more on the Forum/BBQ about this, go to: http://shakuhachiforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=3369 pictures of Tsugaru shamisen legend Takahashi Chikusan with singer Narita Unchiku, the "father of Aomori Minyo."