January 19-25: Including Dudley Benson in Japan and Spectrum

By Diana Balham In Radio Week

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10th January, 2013
SATURDAY JANUARY 19 Adventures in Musicland: Dudley Benson in Japan (RNZ National, 1.06pm). What will Christchurch’s oddest musician make of the Land of the Rising Sun – and, perhaps more interestingly, what will the Japanese make of him? This feature follows Benson during a 14-day artist-in-residence stint in Kurashiki, where traditional music and arts are a part of life. After trying to master the koto and the shamisen (stringed instruments) and taiko drumming, he chills out with a little ikebana (flower arranging). What a pretty picture that paints. Deep ...

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