Hanz Araki at the 1st Friday Ceili Mor
Hanz Araki, http://www.hanzaraki.com featured on Oregon's Art Beat, http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/segments/view/672?q=hanz+araki will be in Tualatin for the finale of this season 1st Friday live Irish Music and Dance on May 4 at 7:30pm, dance to live music from 8 until 11pm.
Where: Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin
May musicians are Hanz Araki, Kathryn Claire and guests. Sam Keator will be teaching and calling the dances.
Notes: All community.
Cost: All ages 8 and older and you mind your children so everyone has a great time. Everyone is encouraged to dance a jig!
*Céilí is the Gaelic word for an evening gathering of friends sharing and enjoying traditional Irish music, song, dance & fun!
No Experience or Partner necessary!
Hosted by S&A Irish Entertainment and Events www.sandairishentertainment.com
The next generation of Trad music --- "New. Fresh. Brilliant."
Irish flute player Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. He has performed around the world with the Juno Award-winning Paperboys, The Bridies, Casey Neill and an all-star tribute to The Pogues called "K.M.R.I.A." He has played with the Seattle Symphony, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and is featured on more than a dozen recordings and soundtracks, from feature films and documentaries to popular video games.
While he may be known these days for his playing and singing of Irish music, his deep roots are in the shakuhachi, the traditional bamboo "Zen flute" of Japan. Hanz (short for Hanzaburo) is the world's only sixth generation shakuhachi player, following in the footsteps of his father, Kinko Ryu Grand Master Kodo Araki V. With no prior musical training, Hanz took up the shakuhachi at age 17. Under his father's tutelage, four months later he made his concert debut in Shimoneski, Japan. He went on to teach shakuhachi at Keio University for two years before moving back to his hometown of Seattle in 1991.
There, his American mother's Gaelic roots came into play. He began teaching himself Irish and Scottish tunes on the flute and penny-whistle, inspired by the many excellent pipers and fiddlers in Seattle. His ability on the flute and his uncanny command of traditional songs with his voice quickly made him a fixture of the Irish music scene in America.
Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Early classical training naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. Kathryn taught herself guitar at a young age in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a violinist, singer and songwriter.
Winona Grange #271 (View)
8340 SW Seneca St
Tualatin, OR 97062
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|