Cultural Showcase at NHK Museum of Broadcasting
January 19th, 2007
Rodrigo Rodriguez will be performing with Hasan Hujairi on January 19th, 2007 at the
NHK Museum of Broadcasting. This cultural event is sponsored by the NHK Broadcasting
Culture Research Institute and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Rodrigo
Rodriguez and Hasan Hujairi will be performing a repertoire of music using the
Santour (Persian Zither), Oud (Middle Eastern Lute), a specially tuned Austrian
Zither (to be used during a unique recital of a poem written by world-famous
Bahraini Poet Qassim Haddad), and the Shakuhachi (Japanese Zen Bamboo Flute). The
goal of this event is to inform people about the culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain,
in a manner that promotes cultural understanding and respect.
The NHK Museum of Broadcast opened in Atagoyama, is dubbed "the birthplace of
Japanese broadcasting". Japan's broadcasting history started in 1925. Since then,
broadcasting has greatly progressed from radio to television, to satellite
broadcasting, to High-Vision (HDTV), and to digital broadcasting. The Museum houses
various exhibits on broadcasting history, including original items used in actual
programs, and has an on-demand video library and a reference library, opened to
public for free. Moreover, The NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute is an
institute that often organizes unique cultural and artistic events around Japan.
This event is free and is open to the public.
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