We're having our ever popular “Tea Time” Japanese conversation tables at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)! Come and explore the campus, as well as meet new friends! All Japanese levels are welcome -- Japanese language experience is not necessary; this event is open to everyone. As a special treat, don't miss award-winning Shamisen player Mike Penny's performance for this occasion! We're excited to meet all of you!
Ages: 18 and up; Under 18 with accompanying adult
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (Door Opens: 10:45am)
Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills, Loker Student Union (Ballroom A & B)
1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
Activities: Conversation about Japan, Japanese culture and language with Japanese speakers in Japanese/ English
Parking: Parking is available for $10 and preferably in parking lot #2 (closer to LSU), #3, or #6
Free parking on Victoria Street.
Performer: Mike Penny
Mike Penny has received numerous awards for his innovative compositions and performances using the Tsugaru Shamisen. In 2007, he received the Japan Foundation’s Uchida Fellowship, which allowed him to study the instrument in Japan with Tokyo’s highly respected Tsugaru shamisen sensei Fukushi Toyoaki. Mike has given hundreds of public performances and continues to perform regularly as a solo artist and in various groups. He has become known through his many viral video performances on YouTube, and has gained a following for his unprecedented style of shamisen playing which combines traditional and extended techniques in a variety of musical contexts including jazz, Balkan folk, Western classical, and popular music in a fusion of both east and west, past and future. He is fluent in Japanese. https://themikepennyorchestra.bandcamp.com