The VII Contemplative Music Festival features this year with the tour 'Spaces for Reflection': a group of churches will remain open during the days of the Festival, allowing residents and visitors to chart its own tour and discover the rich heritage of these temples and their brotherhoods.
April 18, 12 noon.
Church of Ánimas
Good Friday Worship Service based on the traditional "last seven words" of Christ.
Concert "The Road of Hasekura Tsunenaga", music featuring Shakuhachi flute by Mr Rodrigo Rodríguez
Seating limited to 150.
Free activity. Requires prior ticket collection*
Rodrigo Rodríguez is a Spanish-Argentinean composer, teacher and performer of Shakuhachi. He has lived and studied Shakuhachi in Tokyo under the direction of the master Kaki-zakai Kaoru at The International Shakuhachi Kenshunkan School and with Kohachiro Miyata, one of the leaders of Shakuachi in Japan.
In Japan, the traditional Komusō monks practiced Zen mediation while blowing a long bamboo flute or Shakuhachi, as opposed to classical mediation in the lotus position or Zazen. They attained elevated states of the spirit by playing the instrument.
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