I offered a lecture on Okinawan Performing Arts to students of CUNY. The lecture was held at Resobox studio and 17 students and a professor at the college joined my lecture. I also demonstrated dance and Sanshin performance as well as offering dance workshop and Sanshin workshop at the lecture.
My dance student and Sanshin performer Ms. Nagano handled the Sanshin workshop. Three students tried the Sanshin workshop and they all mastered a simple tune and performed after only a 20-minute trial lesson. It is amazing to see how those students could master the music in such a short time, even though it was the first time any of the three students ever played the Sanshin instrument.
Here are some pictures from yesterday's lecture.