Gagaku Workshops: Gagaku History Lecture

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event Location: 

  • @the Museum

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public 

Event Contact: 

Emily Corb 


  • Lecture

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.

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Other Gagaku workshops at the museum: 

Kimono Display and Workshop, March 6, 1:00-3:00PM

Instrument Workshop: Shō (mouth organ), March 6, 2:00-3:30PM

Maestro Naoyuki Manabe with his Sho
Fabio Rambelli, Chair of Religious Studies