Shakuhachi Events with Ralph Samuelson March and April 2017!

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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.
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 for more information.
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Perry Yung:  Shakuhachi maker, musician

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Hi, I’m Perry Yung. Welcome! I first discovered the shakuhachi flute while performing in New York City as an actor in Ellen Stewart’s Oedipus the King. Night after night, the subtle sound grew to become all encompassing. Soon, I started making the flute as it was impossible to buy a shakuhachi in the pre-internet days of 1994. Time passed and eight years later got a grant to live in Japan to study traditionally with some of the best makers and players in the world. The shakuhachi changed my life in ways that words can not describe. My goal is to help you with a flute that can open that door as it is a beautiful world on the other side. Come on in!
Those interested in my acting work (TV, film and stage) can see what I’m up to at my actors blog.  -

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Zen saying for Perry.