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Riley Lee


Riley Lee began playing shakuhachi (Japanese flute) in Japan in 1971. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese shakuhachi Grand Master (dai shihan). A frequent guest lecturer at Princeton University, Riley recently created and taught a semester-long course there on the mind, memory, meditation and mindfulness and music, based on the latest research in cognitive science. Riley has made more than 60 recordings, of music from many genres of music.

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