September Nihongo Night

“Thinking About Japan through Modern Music” by Scott Aalgaard (Asst. Professor, Wesleyan U, East Asian Study)
Music is an important entertainment all of us can enjoy. However, music is also an important means which allows us to think about the society, history, agony, dream, as well as Japan and the world itself. Musical Study is a
technique which can clarify criticisms, hopes, accusations, and protests expressed in many different ways from our ordinary life viewpoint. By listening to the modern and contemporary Japanese musicians, what kind of world will unfold, what kind of criticisms and opportunities will emerge? Let’s explore the current status of Musical Study and Contemporary Japan through music with Scott Aalgaard, a former staff of Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi and
Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University.

It’s not a requirement, but we will appreciate if you can bring a dish or sweets to share.
Place: 129 Shallowbrook Ln. Manchester, CT 06040
Date: Saturday, September 28, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you are interested, please contact Mas Hongoh,
Tel: (860)649-0251
See you all!
Note the presentation will be in Japanese