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An Introduction to Riley Lee
Riley Lee began playing the shakuhachi in 1971. He is the recipient of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, which can be traced back to the Zen Buddhist komusô, or "priests of nothingness" of the Edo period in Japan. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master.
Riley's music is meditation. It has been used worldwide in yoga and tai chi classes, and by massage, acupuncture, and other bodywork therapists.
Read more about Riley Lee here.
Recent News & Updates
27 August 2012
THE EMPTY BELL
Riley Lee solo shakuhachi concert in Sydney
For the first time in over a decade, Riley Lee will perform solo in concert. The venue, Mosman Art Gallery, is ideally suited for shakuhachi music, especially the solo meditative repertoire.
29 SEPTEMBER 2012 6:00PM
Tabla and Shakuhachi Concert
Ty Burhoe and Riley Lee perform together in Sydney
Riley Lee (Shakuhachi) & Ty (tabla)
15 MAY 2010
WORLD SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL 2008 DVDsThe WORLD SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL 2008 DVDs are now available!!
It has been almost 2 years since WSF08, but these DVDs are timeless. The eight DVDs present the highlights of WSF08, some of the best shakuhachi performers in the world in concert, playing a variety of shakuhachi music styles and genres.
CLICK HERE FOR WSF08 DVD ORDER PAGE
All eight DVDs of the Sydney World Shakuhachi Festival 2008 are dedicated to the memory and the art of Katsuya Yokoyama (1934-2010).
WORLD SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL 2008 website:
7 April 2010
Haleakalâ; Island Paradise Came to Sydney.
Riley’s shakuhachi and Jeff’s ki ho’alu guitar is a musical match made in paradise.
To order, go to Riley's discography:"CD Catalogue N to Z"
CDS and DVDs are listed in alphebetical order.
Featured CD Track
Listen to an entire, unedited track from a Riley Lee CD. The featured track will be changed periodically, so please return to this site regularly.
Featured track: Forest Nocturne: Lullaby, from the Rainforest Reverie CD.
Click HERE to download the entire track. File is 9.7MB