The Whale & Jazz Festival - Poetry & Jazz - April 11, 2009 - 7:30pm
Poetry & Jazz will present a selection of Japans many poetry forms. Dressed in kimono, Mariko Kitakubo of Tokyo, will perform her own tanka and Linda Galaway will recite Amelia Fieldens translations.
This pair will be accompanied on the koto (harp) by Shirley Muramoto and Karl Young on the shakuhachi (bamboo flute).
Though both musicians are classically trained, they have a spirited interest in jazz that will be revealed in their instrumental duet composed by Karl . Renee Owen will read her haibun and be accompanied by her husband, Brian Owen, on the shakuhachi. Joost Romeu will do an interactive performance with the audience using his haiku.
After intermission, the feature of the evening will be a butoh theater-piece composed and danced by Don McLeod , master of a school for butoh training in Hollywood, to the haiku of Basho.
Advance tickets are $20, and, if available, $5 more day of the performance and include sushi and plum wine, sake or tea for a completely Asian experience. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
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