October 30, 2011 during 7:35 pm
A shamisen, also famous as sangen, is a three-stringed Japanese low-pitched instrument that is customarily played with a plectrum called a bachi. The instrument is assembled identical to that of a guitar or banjo, with customarily a neck somewhat slimmer than that of a guitar or banjo. The neck of a shamisen is customarily built in such a approach that it can be divided into 3 or 4 pieces that fit and close together, customarily for palliate of storage. The pegs that are used to breeze a strings were traditionally done from ivory, yet recently these pegs have been constructed regulating other materials such as several kinds of timber and plastic. The 3 strings are done of nylon and are stretched opposite a physique and lifted from it by regulating a bridge.
The shamisen can be played solo or with other shamisen, in an garb with other Japanese instruments or with singing and even as an accompaniment to drama. For those who suffer a enterprising and enterprising sounds of shamisen, there will be a opening by a Mugenjuku Troupe. They have been specifically invited by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur and will be behaving a array of performances in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Terengganu from 31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2011. Performance schedules are as below:
Date Time : 31 Oct 2011, 8.30 pm
Venue : Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Date Time : 1 Nov 2011, 8.30 pm
Venue : Orchestra Hall, Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)
Date Time : 2 Nov 2011, 8.30 pm
Venue : Dewan Sultan Mizan, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Admission is giveaway for both performances. For some-more information, greatfully revisit a Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur’s website here.
Photo (c) The Japan Foundation