The Nobuko Miyazaki Ensemble
Original compositions and traditional music from Japan, the Middle East, and the world.
Nobuko Miyazaki, flute/shinobue
Brian Prunka, oud
John Murchison, double bass
Arei Sekiguchi, drums/percussion
The Nobuko Miyazaki Ensemble is available for performances and educational workshops.
The Stories Project
"Mukashi mukashi arutokoroni..."
Once upon a time
Under the purple shade of wisterias
On a pillow as old as she
My grandmother told me stories.
Stories of long, long ago, of the land where the sun rises in the East,
Of a time when man, animal, and nature
Still depended on each other...
Music and storytelling are both therapeutic and empowering by nature. I wanted to combine these two elements into a full-length performance that heals, connects people heart-to-heart, and inspires change and action for a better community, world, or a day in someone's life.
The current performance piece touches on the essence of Japanese culture, with insight into contemporary Japanese experiences through old folktales, haiku, and Nobuko's personal stories.
The Mukashi Mukashi Stories Project is available for performances/shows and educational workshops.