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Japanese Musicians to Visit FSU

Frostburg State University's Cultural Events Series will present the award-winning Japanese music ensemble Nitta Oyako in a free educational performance on Wednesday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the FSU Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall.

Consisting of son Masahiro and father Hiroshi, Nitta Oyako has performed extensively throughout Japan and other parts of Asia. The performance comprises a range of music from traditional Japanese folk tunes (Minyo), original tunes based on tradition, a few pop music covers and a bit of jazz. Included will be the performance of the tsugaru shamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, for which Masahiro has won the National Tsugaru Shamisen Competition.

The Nitta Oyako U.S. Tour 2005 has been made possible, in part, by The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan program; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency in cooperation with the U.S./Japan Cultural Trade Network’s project of Arts Midwest.

For more information, contact Susan Manger of the FSU Cultural Events Series at 301-687-7420 or by email at

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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