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Tsugaru Shamisen: The World of Michihiro Sato

2000 NR

Part documentary and part concert DVD, this video features Michihiro Sato, the preeminent player of the Tsugaru shamisen -- a three-stringed instrument vital to Japanese folk music -- performing and discussing his craft. Sato chats about the history and role of shamisen minstrels, the Tsugaru shamisen's future and his collaborations with jazz and progressive musicians in the United States and Europe.