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Janet Pocorobba East Coast reading and shamisen performance dates

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba and her upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me are going on the road! Not only will she be speaking about her experience learning the shamisen, a traditional Japanese three stringed instumenet, but she will also be bringing it with her for a special performance. For those of you on the East Coast, check the dates below!  Read More

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