Episode 08: The Soul of Okinawan Music

Episode 08: The Soul of Okinawan Music

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In this episode, British musician Robbie touches the soul of Okinawa as he learns to play the sanshin, a traditional Okinawan three-stringed instrument with a bright yet soulful sound. Robbie accompanies well-known sanshin musician Mr. Gibo to a sanshin workshop where he tries his hand at crafting one of these snakeskin-covered instruments. Mr. Gibo teaches Robbie how to play, and Robbie’s challenge is to compose and perform an original tune about Okinawa for the group. Music lovers won’t want to miss this!

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