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Making New Music with Shakuhachi

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Working on new music with shakuhachi and other instruments the past week with author choreographer Muna Tseng at the Baryshnikov Arts Center here in New York City. What an amazing experience creating art from personal history. Muna is telling the story of her paternal grandfather. I’m reminded of how empowering it is to tell you own story. You alone are responsible for the upholding the history, legacy and beauty of the your family’s history. What better way to do this than with art. Do not trust anyone else to get it right!. We had our first showing from the three week residency last night. I met Mikhail Baryshnikov himself afterwards at the social. I thanked hime for allowing us to create in his beautiful and inspiring space. He said, “This is your home.”

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Shakuhachi Events with Ralph Samuelson March and April 2017!

A few event’s coming up. Read the entire blog!
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Flutes of Hope
Friday, March 3, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Flutes of Hope, which debuted at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2012, is an annual music program paying tribute to the resilience and compassion of the Japanese people following the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor calamity of March 2011. Now commemorating the sixth anniversary of this unprecedented triple disaster, Flutes of Hope reaches out to the spirits of those lost and honors the selfless dedication of those rebuilding their communities.
This year’s program is inspired by the themes of the Cathedral’s Dignity Initiative and Christa Project and features poems written by earthquake survivors in Fukushima and neighboring regions.
FLUTES OF HOPE 2017
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi
Steve Gorn, bansuri
Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi and silver flute
Sylvain Leroux, fula flute
Eiko, recitation and dance
Karen Kandel, recitation
Contact (212) 316-7540 or visit
stjohndivine.org for more information.
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th St)

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Happy Holidays from Yung Flutes!

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May you all have a safe, joyful AND peaceful holiday season! I’ll be back in the shop on Jan 2. I have some shakuhachi ready to ship and you can send your flutes for repair then.
Thanks! Perry

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Kathryn Wylie Wooden Shakuhachi fine-tuning

“Dear Perry: I so appreciate your offering to tweak my maple flute to get it to play better.  i didn’t realize that it could be improved.  It’s like going from night to day.  I can now play without struggling.
Thanks again and best wishes for the holiday.”  - Kathryn. NYPerry Yung Shakuhachi Image

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Kathryn Wylie Wooden Shakuhachi fine-tuning

“Dear Perry: I so appreciate your offering to tweak my maple flute to get it to play better.  I didn’t realize that it could be improved.  It’s like going from night to day.  I can now play without struggling.
Thanks again and best wishes for the holiday.”  - Kathryn. NY
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Standing Rock Shakuhachi Donations

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Yay! Victory at the Dakota Pipeline! I have been donation Earth Model shakuhachi with 100% of the cost going directly to the Standing Rock water protecters. Folks all around the US and also from England, Estonia, France and the Netherlands also joined our cause.
Read the statement from Standing Rock:

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Shakuhachi Flutes on sale for two weeks only!

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Hi Folks, what an amazing summer we had. Sorry it’s been a little quiet on the blog. So many things are happening, always at once. The kids are growing fast! Now, I’m back in full swing in the shop and I really need some room so I will extend my Summer Sale with additional savings to my Facebook Community. Flutes pictured will be $30% off now. Left to right: 1) Wooden Golden Phoenix Shakuhachi - $250. 2) 1.8 1930’s Kinko School Jinashi natural bore - $500. 3) 1990’s Pro level SEIKADO Tozan school - $1600. 4) 3.0 Hotchiku from Chinese Madake - $1100 (s an added bonus, I can apply Shuai translucent Japanese urushi Lacquer to the bore and/or insert an utaguchi inlay on the 3.0 for no extra cost. The wait will be two weeks for the lacquer to cure. This offer is time sensitive.)
Thanks and have a great day! - Perry

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Shop closed until July 20th.

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Hi Folks, I’m touring in Europe until July 20th. If you purchase something in my shop here, I won’t be able to ship until then, However, some flutes can ship from my eBay store via my assistant when sold. See here for huge savings in my Summer Sale on some restored TENSEI Line flutes along with my own hand crafted shakuhachi: http://stores.ebay.com/zenshakuhachibambooflutes/
Have a great summer! - Perry

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