Jetavana Vihara, for Biwa and Voice, 3-minute video
Sep25

Jetavana Vihara, for Biwa and Voice, 3-minute video

The biwa (琵琶) is a kind of lute, with a short neck and frets. Jetavana Vihara, for Biwa and Voice The biwa (琵琶) is a kind of lute, with a short neck and frets.   It is usually used in narrative storytelling. The origin of the biwa is the Chinese pipa. It arrived in Japan well over 1000 years ago, and was originally part of  gagaku sacred Shinto ritual music.  There are now about 8 different forms of biwa, including 4 and 5 string...

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