401Cortland Ave
San Francisco, California 94110

Kotoworld - Elizabeth Falconer
Tuesday, July 29 - 7:00PM
Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library with Red Hill Books

Wind in the Bamboo
Year of the Mouse!

Thanks to a generous grant from the San Francisco Public Library, Koto master Elizabeth Falconer is touring the United States and will grace Red Hill on Tuesday evening, July 29th with a beautiful show of music and stories. Bring your kids to hear Japanese mouse stories and more, as Elizabeth and her six-foot dragon instrument called Koto share music and engaging puppet stories. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Listen to the sounds of the zen shakuhachi bamboo flute and the classical Japanese koto harp in a mesmerizing program of music and poetry. Haiku poems by well-known Japanese poets are interwoven into the music of Duo En, a husband-wife performance duo who have lived in Japan for over a decade. A unique and inspired layering of culture by two Seattle-based artists touring the Bay Area.

Elizabeth Falconer has has earned numerous awards for her work combining Japanese folktales with original koto music and has produced over 10 albums on her label, Koto World. She enjoys collaborating with various artists and taking her koto into new situations, and has tourned internationally. She has performed her stories at the Smithsonian, numerous libraries, museums, schools and festivals. She can also be found performing with her husband John in the koto-shakuhachi Duo En in venues from small teahouses to international festivals. (More information is available at the EN website, www.duoen.com.)
Her elusive goal in life is to have the kitchen counter cleaned up for more than one day but so far, she has not been able to do it.

Red Hill Books

401 Cortland Ave

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Added by redhillbooks on July 27, 2008

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