Yoshida Brothers 15th Anniversary Special vol.1: Move

Yoshida Brothers 15th Anniversary Special Promotion Vol. 1:

“Move”

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Move (2000)

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Their groundbreaking second album, “Move”, features more original compositions than its predecessor and shows the brothers expanding their musical horizons, incorporating a variety of instruments beyond the tsugaru-shamisen and exploring numerous disparate musical influences.
One song features the otsuzumi, a small taiko (Japenese drum), while three songs showcase a cajon – an Afro-Peruvian hand drum popular in Spanish flamenco music.
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The release of Move proved that Ibuki was no fluke, and Yoshida Brothers were capable of producing musical masterpieces that bridged the sounds of old and new Japan. Using the traditional tsugaru-shamisen in a contemporary manner, the Yoshida Brothers produced an original sound that distinguished them as true musical visionaries.

Special Promotional Price! $56.94 => $28.98 until May 30th!

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Best Seller: Aqua Blue by Shinji

Shinji Ishihara’s American debut, Aqua Blue, is a brilliant and outstanding collection of pieces that demonstrate brilliant compositional skill, prodigious musical talent and exceptional artistic vision.

It was released in 1999 and still Domo Store’s one of the best seller albums!

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Aqua Blue (1999)

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5th track, Reincarnation , was used as a soundtrack for a documentary series, Gaia Symphony Episode 4. (Those series were originally created in Japan)
Aqua Blue gently unfolds like a tropical dawn, tenderly revealing vast and meticulously constructed soundscapes.

Please check out a full song of Reincarnation on our YouTube channel!

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Yoshida Brothers 15th Anniversary Special vol.1: Ibuki

Yoshida Brothers 15th Anniversary Special Promotion vol. 1:

“Ibuki”

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Ibuki (1999)

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Yoshida Brothers’ major debut album “Ibuki” sold over 100,000 copies within an year.
This was an incredible record as Tsugaru-shamisen or other traditional Japanese recordings (Those albums are rarely sold more than a thousand copies in Japan.)

In a traditional way,  you straighten up your back and face front when you play Shamisen. However, Yoshida Brothers move like guitar players when they play Shamisen.
Their unique Rock / Traditional style fascinated people who weren’t even familiar with Traditional style music.

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Their Unique Style

This album features mostly traditional tsugaru-shamisen songs, though hints of the Brothers’ signature style are starting to emerge.

From the very beginning, it was clear that the group was bringing this ancient three-stringed instrument into modern times, interpreting its sound for a contemporary audience.
Ibuki deservedly turned the Yoshida Brothers into rock stars in their native land, another rarity for tsugaru-shamisen instrumentalists. Take a listen to where the journey began.

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Offer good through May 30th.
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Healdsburg Jazz Festival Leads Off With Weekend Blues Bash

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Harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite teams with stars of jazz, blues and Latin jazz

In just a week the 16th Healdsburg Jazz Festival blasts off in spectacular fashion with one of America’s blues legends – Charlie Musselwhite – holding down a weekend of creative pairings that promise revelations. Born in Mississippi, reared in Memphis and schooled in Chicago by blues masters like Muddy Waters and Junior Wells, Charlie – this year’s Healdsburg guest of honor – is set to unleash his harp virtuosity and gritty vocals in four different settings on Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, at the Jackson Theater.  The blues events launch when none other than guitar hero Elvin Bishop joins Charlie in an acoustic trio rounded out by country-style crooner-guitarist-banjo player Guy Davis. Charlie then switches gears for a blues-meets-Latin Jazz extravaganza featuring John Santos y Sus Soneros. With this project Charlie re-creates a unique 1999 album he released called Continental Drifter on which he performed Cuban standards such as “Chan Chan” and “Sabroso” with his own English-language lyrics.

On Sunday, the blues-jazz fireworks will ignite when tenor saxophone star Joshua Redman joins Charlie – first with the harpist sitting in with the saxophonist’s quartet, then vice versa, when Redman struts his stuff with the Charlie Musselwhite Group. What a fantastic opportunity this night will be for music fans to see firsthand how jazz is intimately connected to the blues.

The blues weekend also features a Sunday-morning brunch concert at Davis Family Vineyards with Guy Davis, who is equal parts actor, storyteller and blues avatar.  For full details on the Healdsburg Jazz Festival’s Celebrating the Blues Weekend, see the schedule below and visit healdsburgjazz.org.

There is more – much more – on offer at the 16th edition of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

Besides those listed above, other heavy hitters include:

Ron Carter, one of the most acclaimed bassists in jazz history, performs with a blazing quartet featuring sublime pianist Renee Rosnes, who is also leading her own show.

Poncho Sanchez brings his eight piece Latin Jazz Band to Rodney Strong Vineyards, displaying with sublime perfection and effortless virtuosity how Latin grooves can turn bebop riffs into dance music. Poncho’s opening act Claudia Villela, a haunting singer and pianist, will show why she’s become one of Brazil’s most heralded acts.

Renee Rosnes collaborates with her much-celebrated pianist-husband Bill Charlap for a grand piano duet, and as an added bonus vibes master Bobby Hutcherson – a towering figure in jazz – will sit in.

Marc Cary, a pianist of rare sensitivity, inaugurates the festival a “Tribute to Abbey Lincoln.” The great Ms. Lincoln employed Cary for 12 years, and he recently returned the favor with his critically acclaimed album For the Love of Abbey.

Saxophone grandmaster Charles Lloyd and tabla legend Zakir Hussain collaborate on a an interactive workshop free for students grades K-12 .

Bassist-composer Marcus Shelby and his 17 piece orchestra featuring vocalist Faye Carol return to the festival to present his acclaimed suite, Bound for the Promised Land, dedicated to escaped slave and activist Harriet Tubman.  Shelby will celebrate her with his big band and the 80-plus HJF Freedom Jazz Choir.

Violinist Mads Tolling pays a tribute to his great inspiration, violinist Jean Luc Ponty, in a fusion extravaganza at Spoonbar.

And that’s not all, either. Lovers of jazz, blues, R&B, wine and dancing can get their fixes at the Festival by checking out young jazz guitar hotshot Kai Devitt-Lee, Dixieland aces the Mission Gold Jazz Band and the New Horizon Stompers, the Groovemasters starring soul shouter Rhonda Benin, hard-swinging saxophonist Smith Dobson and his quartet, bassist Walter Savage’s Bucket List, ageless octogenarian drummer Benny Barth, Cuban percussion wizard Carlitos Medrano and his band Sabor de Mi Cuba, and drummer extraordinaire Lorca Hart, who will be holding forth at the Hotel Healdsburg, where festival musicians love to come and sit in.

At 16, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival continues to work its magic. Come and see why it’s considered to be one of the greatest small festivals in the world.

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Franci Live Interview in Japan

Listen to Franci‘s live interview in Japan at TOKYO FM 80.0MHzMusic Bird “ on May 21st at 7PM ~ 8PM!

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Symphony of My Dreams by Franci

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Japanese by heritage, Brazilian by birth, singer of five languages, Franci’s diverse background provides a unique flavor to her New Age sound.

Franci’s sophisticated style mixes her passion with the deep influence of her home country of Brazil to give a new dimension to crossover classical music. “Symphony of My Dreams” has been released on Domo Records.

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Yoshida Brothers 15 Years Anniversary!!!

Yoshida Brothers and Domo Records would like to thank all of Yoshida Brothers fans for your support during their musical journey in these 15  years.

To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, we offer a special promotion on each album every 15 days.

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15th Anniversary Special Promotion Vol. 1

Special Promotion Vol. 2: “Yoshida Brothers” click HERE for more information

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15th Anniversary Special Promotion Vol. 2

Special Promotion Vol. 3: “Yoshida Brothers II” click HERE for more information!

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15th Anniversary Special Promotion vol.3

Again, thank you to all those who have supported Yoshida Brothers.
It has been a wonderful experience, and we are truly grateful to know that people around the world enjoy Shamisen music.
They will continue to create great music and share their passions with you…:)

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The Light of the Spirit on Radio Aktywne

   Sundance from Kitaro‘s 1997 release (Remastered in 2012) “The Light of The Spirit” was aired on Radio Aktywne on May 14th.

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The Light of The Spirit CD & DVD Set (2012) by Kitaro

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Radio Aktywne Playlist May, 2014

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Watch and listen to Sundance from The Light of the Spirit!

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Yukiko Haneda Upcoming Live

Yukiko will be performing for LIVE WORLD GROOVE DANCE PARTY as a guest singer on 15th, this Thursday in Topanga CA.  Come and enjoy dancing if you are around!

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Date: May 15th (Thu) at 7:30pm
Venue: The 1909
1909 N Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, California 90290

LIVE WORLD GROOVE DANCE PARTY is live music dance party where you can truly be yourself, dance barefoot or just check out the music on what we think is the best dance floor in LA. We blend a soulful mix music from The Middle East , Eastern Europe, Africa and Brasil using only live instruments.

Come celebrate the blooming of spring… our joyful abundance… in its many forms and energies..Embody your deepest wishes for your abundant and blossoming vision of your life…Celebrate the FLOWER MOON through your DANCE

DRUMMERS Jamie Papish Christo Pellani
OUD/GUITAR Jimmy Dimitris Jimmy Mahlis
WOODWINDS KEYBOARDS Leo Chelyapov
BASS Justin Stein

Christo will offer up his unique Singing bowl, gong, natural elemental sound healing immersion/ meditation as we all cool down…

DONATION $20.00 Please bring a can of food for the food bank …if ya CAN!! we support St Joseph’s Center food drive in Venice.

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Olate Dogs on New Day Northwest TV!!

Olate Dogs stopped by King5 ”New Day Northwest“ today to perform and talk about their past/current/future projects!

They’ll be performing tonight and tomorrow at Kirkland Performance Center.

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Tonight’s Headliner Show is SOLD OUT
but tickets for tomorrow are still available at olate-ticket (Click Here)

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Olate Dogs Headliner Show This Week in Kirkland, WA

Olate Dogs premiere their first One hour headliner show this THURSDAY May 8th at the Kirkland Performance Center!

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Date: May 8th (Thursday), 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Kirkland Performance Center
Tickets: olate-ticket [Adult: $25 Youth: $15]

They will perform on New Day Northwest – King 5 TV Seattle on May 8th!  The show starts at 11:00am. (New Day Northwest Website)
Olate Dogs will be also performing for EvergreenHealth presents “24th annual Kirkland Chamber Auction Gala” as a special guest!

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“Raise Your Paw!” -24th annual Kirkland Chamber Auction Gala-
Date: May 9 (Fri), 2014
Time: 6-10PM
Venue: Kirkland Performance Center (MAP)
Tickets: olate-ticket (You can also reserve your tickets by calling the Chamber office: 425-822-7066)

They will appear at Marina Park in Kirkland on Saturday, May 10th at 10am to greet community members and dogs! Visit here for more information on Kirkland Parks.

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