Sharing My Culture With My Harp (Part 2)

  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

Here, I want to share my cultural heritage and stories to heighten cultural awareness in my community.

Our Plan

I played the song "Komoriuta Hensoukyoku", which is a lullaby variations song, with my Koto. I performed this to other musicians and shared my instrument.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

I was able to perform for around 20 people, and around half of them were musicians also.

Through this project I/we learned:

I learned that even performing for a short amount of time, I could make an impact on other people's cultural awareness.

What I/we might change:

I might add more information about my instrument and its history to tell the audience.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Being able to speak to other musicians and hearing how they heard and saw the music.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Fun Fact: my type of Japanese Harp has 13 strings, which is normal for a Koto. But some rare harps can have 20 strings.

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