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Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Songs of the moon, the sky, of the Buddha of Light, the phoenix reborn, and of pilgrimage will be on offer by Elizabeth Reian Bennett. The shakuhachi is an end-blown bamboo flute, once played by a sect of wandering monks in Japan. Haunting, throaty and considered by the Japanese as a call from beyond this world of transience, Reian Bennett's shakuhachi has also been compared to John Coltrane: a kind of meditative jazz from the Far East. Information on Reian Bennett and her latest recording is available at www.CDBaby.com/cd/erbennett.

Elizabeth Reian Bennett is the first woman to be certified a Grand Master of the shakuhachi and one of only a handful of western players trained in traditional Japanese music. She has played with Living National Treasure Aoki Reibo, recognized as Japan's foremost shakuhachi instrumentalist, for 25 years.

For more info: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/arts-flute.html

Added by Erik Mallinson on January 22, 2007

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