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Columbus Koto Ensemble

The Columbus Koto Ensemble is Julie Palmer, Jessica Entis, and Lori Fannin. These women have studied koto performance in the United States and Japan. The koto is a traditional instrument of Japan. It is similar to a harp and a dulcimer. Koto has been played in Japan since the year 700. Today the Columbus Koto Ensemble will perform a two pieces. The first is modern koto song called ?Gradation? or ?Colors of the Wind?. When you hear this song, imagine the feeling of the wind as it changes from a gentle breeze to energetic gales. The second song is a traditional Japanese melody called "hana kagay", which means the shadow of a flower. It is a nostalgic song about falling cherry blossoms. Please relax and enjoy the beautiful sound of koto music!