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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

18 August 2013

THE EMPTY BELL

Riley Lee solo shakuhachi concert in Sydney

For the second 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.

1 SEPTEMBER 2013 7:00PM
MOSMAN ART GALLERY
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road
MOSMAN NSW
$30. conc. $25
BOOKINGS: www.trybooking.com/52075




15 MAY 2010

WORLD SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL 2008 DVDs

The 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: http://worldshakuhachifestival08.com
The WSF08 site hasn't been updated, so it's a good reminder of the Festival (or of what you missed, if you didn't attend).

7 April 2010

Haleakalâ; Island Paradise Came to Sydney.
Riley Lee, Australia’s only Grand Master of the shakuhachi, joined Grammy winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson at the second "Live House" concert at Italian Forum Cultural Centre, produced by TaikOz and at three concerts at the National Folk Festival in Canberra.

The concerts Haleakalâ, celebrated the music of Hawai’i and highlighted Riley and Jeff's most recent, award winning CD by the same name. Jeff and Riley's Natioanl Folk Festival concerts were all before capacity audiences, who showed their appreciation by making Riley and Jeff among the Festival's top selling artists at the Festival Shop.

Riley’s shakuhachi and Jeff’s ki ho’alu guitar is a musical match made in paradise.

“The warm tones of Peterson’s guitar are complemented beautifully by Lee’s flute. The interplay between ki ho’alu [slack key guitar] and shakuhachi seems so natural that one wonders why it took so long for the two to be combined.” Honolulu Star Bulletin

“Peterson has become one the top 10 Island slack-key superstars and his precision and productivity, combined with the gentle expressions of Lee’s shakuhachi combine to create a timeless nahenahe (soft, sweet and gentle) style without peer.” Honolulu Advertiser

See Jeff and Riley at the National Folk Festival on YouTube.
See Jeff and Riley in a video taken in Hawai'i on YouTube.

Click here to go to Riley's CD catalogue. Scroll down to order Haleakalâ.

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RAINFOREST REVERIE CD RE-RELEASED

Best selling Rainforest Reverie, which has been sold out for a number of years, has been re-released on the Sound of Bamboo label.

To order, go to Riley's discography:"CD Catalogue N to Z"
CDS and DVDs are listed in alphebetical order.


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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




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