- @the Museum
Free and open to the public
Gagaku, the music and dance of the Imperial Court of Japan, also performed at important Buddhist and Shinto temples, is the oldest continuously performed musical tradition in the world. Its repertory includes vocal music, instrumental pieces and dance programs from ancient Japan, China, India, Korea, and other parts of Asia, as well as a growing body of contemporary music. Maestro Naoyuki Manabe, performer and composer, will present an outline of this fascinating world of sound. Professor Fabio Rambelli (UCSB), organizer of the event, will provide a Japanese-English translation.