Spent two sessions with the most enthusiastic students ever this week! As part of a one-week intensive course at IU studying world music for a Smithsonian Folkways certificate and graduate credit, I taught Japanese folk song from cultural and historical background to vocal production and basic dance. The students mastered two songs and dances: Soran Bushi (Fishermen’s Song) and Kokiriko Bushi. With Kokiriko Bushi, the students also studied the two dances which incorporates the instruments Kokiriko and Sasara. What a great group of students so motivated to learn about other cultures and musics!
Smithsonian Folkways World Music Sessions at IU