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Songs and Prayers from the Izaiho Ritual, Kudaka Island

VARIOUS

Songs and Prayers from the Izaiho Ritual, Kudaka Island

Ref: FSD7075


Price: 19.99

Ancient rituals from the Okinawan island of Kudaka. It is believed that the first ancestors of Okinawa settled on Kudaka and it is known as the 'Island of the God'. This CD, originally recorded in 1978 features the Izaiho ritual in which women between the ages of 30 and 41 make the symbolic transition from young women into celestial beings. This ritual only takes place once every twelve years. Izaiho was cancelled in 1990 and every twelve years since due to the declining number of women born and living on the island, and a female Noro shaman to perform the ritual. This is therefore likely to be the last time this ritual was ever performed and is an important document as well as an intoxicating listen.

1. Asanmai 2. Nirahana Worship 3. Tinyuta Praying at Uputishiji 4. Yukunegamiashibi 5. Hashirarariashibi 6. Arikuya 7. Dialogue Between Shizu Nishime and Yasuo Higa 8. Nariki 9. Gukimai 10. Speech of the District Mayor



Amami no Uta Asobi- Rikki no Kuro Usagi Haneta

RIKKI

Amami no Uta Asobi- Rikki no Kuro Usagi Haneta

Ref: FSD7049


Price: 26.99

First album from the wonderful Amami island singer, Rikki, for 12 years. Kuro Usagi Haneta is a children's picture book written by Tetsuhiro Koda, published in 2011 and set on Amami Oshima island. The book is based on Amami's nature, culture and customs, and the songs on this album similarly convey the charms of Amami island. Composed by Hiroaki Sugawara and Ichiro Takamoto. Rikki's vocals are accompanied by Sugawara's various guitars, percussion and keyboards plus piano, shamisen, violin and accordion. Utterly charming.

1. Kuro Usagi Haneta 2. Kenmun 3. Satangabu 4. Harebare 5. Sango no Umi no Naka Matachi 6. Takagura Tateta 7. Rurikakesu no Uta 8. Ichimura San 9. Komori Uta 10. Kanashiki Mongoose 11. Neriyakanaya 12. Tategami sama 13. Rurikakesu no Uta (instrumental)

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Okinawa Shimauta 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Okinawa Shimauta 2017

Ref: FSD7048


Price: 24.99

Compiled / supervised by Kazfumi Miyazawa of the Boom. The new generation of Okinawa musicians playing shima uta (island songs) in various styles.

1. Chihiro Kamiya, Yukihiro Kamiya /Hanagasa Bushi 2. YoshimasaToyama / Haiban no Bushi 3. Ayumu Yonaha, Hazuki Inami / Dirabudi Bushi 4. Toru Yonaha / Nanyo Kouta 5. Claudia Oshiro / Kata omoi 6. Hajime Nakasone / Hakuun Bushi 7. Yoshimasa Toyama, Toru Yonaha, Nakasone Hajime /Mai Kata 8. Naruyo Aragaki / Asemizu Bushi 9. Yoshimasa Toyama / Monoshiri Bushi 10. Hajime Nakasone, Takayuki Tokuzato / Takoyama, Achamegwa 11. Takayuki Tokuzato / Oya ga Nashi 12. Hajime Nakasone, Nariyo Aragaki / Ikehatanu Koi 13. Yoshimasa Toyama, Satoru Tokuzato, Hajime Nakasone, Toru Yonaha / Tenkawa 14. Ayumu Yonaha / Dunansunkani


Bloodline 2016 (Remastered)

SHOUKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Bloodline 2016 (Remastered)

Ref: FSD7031


Price: 25.99

Originally released in 1980, a seminal album of Okinawan music gets remastered onto CD by Makoto Kubota with a new mix of the famous song Hana, from the original analogue multi-track master and an instrumental version. Features Ry Cooder on several tracks as well as Haruomi Hosono, Makoto Kubota, Keni Inoue, Tito Kawachi among others.

1. Jing Jing 2. Akisamiyo 3. Hana no Kajimaya 4. Nirai Kanai 5. I-Yah-Hoy! 6. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O 7. Mimichiri Bozu-Danju Kariyushi 8. Crazy Kacharsee 9. Yambaroo 10. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O (Instrumental) 11. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O (2016 Mix)

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Bloodline (Remastered Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

SHOUKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Bloodline (Remastered Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7032


Price: 32.99

Limited Edition vinyl LP version of album originally released in 1980. Seminal work of Okinawan music gets remastered by Makoto Kubota Features Ry Cooder on several tracks as well as Haruomi Hosono, Makoto Kubota, Keni Inoue, Tito Kawachi among others.

1. Jing Jing 2. Akisamiyo 3. Hana no Kajimaya 4. Nirai Kanai 5. I-Yah-Hoy! 6. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O 7. Mimichiri Bozu-Danju Kariyushi 8. Crazy Kacharsee 9. Yambaroo

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Minami nu Kaze (Feinu Blues)

IKUE ASAZAKI

Minami nu Kaze (Feinu Blues)

Ref: FSD7044


Price: 23.99

Veteran 80 year old singer from Amami island. Traditional songs performed in a mostly traditional style, featuring sanshin, slide guitar and keyboards with elements of blues and jazz and most of all Akazaki's expressive vocals.

1. Amishare 2. Hokorasya 3. Ahagari 4. Eeumi 5. Chisyuryahama 6. Hamachidyurya 7. Katetenuinakunsyu 8. Hanmetoribushi 9. Watasya 10. Inesuri 11. Shouren 12. Agaretachigumo 13. Hounenbushi


Minishi

MAYUKO HIGA

Minishi

Ref: FSD7037


Price: 19.99

First album from female singer and sanshin player from Yaeyama. Mayako was once a member of one of the reincarnations of Nenes, and this album was produced by Sadao China, who also composed four songs and plays sanshin and koto on several others. Mix of traditional songs, sung and played in a traditional way and those original songs, with some big productions featuring keyboards, guitars and drums and arranged by guitarist Yoshiro. Strangely enough the traditional songs sound fresh and relevant, while the modern ones a little dated. Nevertheless, great vocals throughout and a very welcome release from a talented musician.

1. Tsuki nu Kaisha 2. Minishi 3. Tsuindara Bushi 4. Manga ni Suza Bushu 5. Koi Nishibi 6. Document 7. Yonaguni Shonkane 8. Yon no Michi 9. Kuroshima Bushi

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Sanshin Island Cafe

KENJI YANO

Sanshin Island Cafe

Ref: FSD7019


Price: 19.99

The very talented Kenji Yano (Surf Champlers, Sarabandge) takes eleven popular Okinawan songs from the past and present and turns them into relaxing music for his sanshin island cafe album. He's done similar records before, and whatever he turns his hand to has a touch of class. Acoustic, instrumental, sanshin and Hawaiian sound.

1. Umi no Koe (Masaru Shimabukuro) 2. Nada Sou Sou (Begin) 3. Jukyu no Hana (Trad.) 4. Bashofu (Tsuneo Fukuhara) 5. Haisai Ojisan (Shoukichi Kina) 6. Shima Uta (Kazufumi Miyazawa) 7. Tinsagu nu Hana (Trad.) 8. Asadoya Yunta (Trad.) 9. Chisana Koi no Uta (Mongol 800) 10. Warabi Gami (Kazuya Sahara) 11. Hana (Shokuchi Kina)


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Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Kettei Ban - Nuchi Do Takara Dou

HIRONOBU NOHARA

Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Kettei Ban - Nuchi Do Takara Dou

Ref: FSD7008


Price: 26.99

Album of classical Ryukyu music, rather different to the traditional folk. The main musician is Hironobu Nohara who sings and plays sanshin, a long time member of the Nomura-ryu Honzonkai Denshosha. He is accompanied by fue and koto. Most interesting for any sanshin players, the booklet includes the lyrics (Japanese with furigana written in katakana) while there is a seperate booklet with the musical notation, kunkunshi. Click on image to view the notation, listen to all tracks and watch a video with Hironobu Nohara.

1. Naka Fuu Bushi(Ni Age) 2. Jukkai Bushi(Ni Age) 3. Hi Se Bushi(Ni Age) 4. Komochi Bushi(Ni Age) 5. Chi San Bushi(Ni Age) 6. Naka Fuu Bushi(Ni Age Shita Dashi) 7. Jukkai Bushi(Ni Age Shita Dashi) 8. Nakama Bushi(Honchoushi) 9. Nakandakari Bushi(Honchoushi) 10. Akata Fuu Bushi(Honchoushi) 11. Naka Fuu Bushi(Honchoushi) 12. Jukkai Bushi(Honchoushi) 13. Kagi Ya De Kaze Bushi(Honchoushi) 14. Onna Bushi(Honchoushi) 15. Go Yen Bushi(Honchoushi) 16. Benoki Bushi(Honchoushi) 17. Age Sakuta Bushi(Honchoushi)

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Yuu

TAKASHI HIRAYASU

Yuu

Ref: FSD7020


Price: 28.99

Takashi Hirayasu is back with his first solo album for 18 years. Best known internationally for his albums with the late Bob Brozman, Hirayasu has toured the world and gained a considerable following. On this album, Hiraysau performs and sounds like the master he is, with his trademark warm vocals and classy new twist on Okinawa classics.

1. Danjyu Kariyushi 2. Kunigami Sabakui 3. Kehitto-uri Bushi 4. Interlude- Okinawa Slack Key Guitar #1 5. Aha Bushi 6. Yachyagwa 7. Tobarama 8. Koi nu Hana 9. Asobi Shongane Bushi

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Roots - Ryukgaku Keisho Sono 1

TORU YONAHA

Roots - Ryukgaku Keisho Sono 1

Ref: FSD6996


Price: 21.99

Album of Ryukyu roots music. The first four songs are of classical music and the rest mostly the island's folk music. Comes with some English in the booklet.

1. Wakashu Kotei Bushi 2. Nakama Bushi 3. Sho Tamuro Bushi -Shaunganai Bushi 4. Haese no Manzai 5. Asobi Shaunganai Bushi 6. Kaisare Bushi 7. Densuna Bushi 8. Kagami Kenchiku Toshi 9. Yakimono Uriya 10. Michibata Sansei Sou 11. Tamago Ke Uri Kouri Onna 12. Shimajiri Makabe No Kubi Sato No Omo 13. Shuku Bushi 14. San Sen Hiki Moujin Tarou Ani 15. Giyasujisai Tachi Bushi 16. Saa Saa Bushi



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Ryukyu Standard

ATSUKO HIYAJO & YUKO SATO

Ryukyu Standard

Ref: FSD6981


Price: 19.99

Relaxing piano and vocal renditions of Okinawan famous lullabies.

1. Itta Anma Makaiga 2. Umaku Kamade 3. Tsuki Nu Kaisha 4. Jin Jin 5. Akata Sundunchi 6. Tinsagu Nu Hana 7. Asadoya Yunta 8. Musume Jintoyo 9. Chinnuku Jusii 10. Shimajima Kaisha


Dikka

NENEZ

Dikka

Ref: FSD6937


Price: 23.99

First album of new stuff from the new Nenez who were 'reborn' last year with their album of original Nenes songs. The comparison to the first incarnation of Nenes is inevitable, if a little unfair on the excellent four young singers who take the starring role. They sing beautifully. The problem is the original Nenes trademark backing over those voices was partly created by musicians and producers other than Sadao China and have never been replaced. Sadao China is obviously a great songwriter and mentor, but overall the album suffers in its production values. Some songs, particularly the more simple, work well, while on others, the use of keyboards, electric guitar and drums distract rather than enhance. Overall however, the charm of Nenez remains, if you can get over what a more creative mind in the studio might have brought to the album.

1. Hey Man 2. Shima Shu No Uta 3. Anata Ni Ae Te 4. Yagamaya 5. Kajin 6. Unjiuu ga Joudou Yoriyuki Mariru 7. Cha Villa Sai 8. Can`t Help Falling In Love 9. Furusato No Kaze 10. Irodori 11. Katari Itaya 12. Sen Nen Sendan Ki 13. Hey Man- Beguine

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Campus Records 45 Year Anniversary Album- Okinawa no Uta

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Campus Records 45 Year Anniversary Album- Okinawa no Uta

Ref: FSD6931


Price: 21.99

Campus Records is a bit of an institution in Okinawa, a record company and record shop, owned by Bisekatsu. Selection of tracks of tradiitional and modern shimauta, and rather nice cover that like the previous Campus compilations, mimics Sergeant Pepper.

1. Four Sisters - Chinnuku Jushi (1968) 2. Rinsho Kadekaru - Sagi Chijuyaa (1975) 3. Shuji Kurokawa - Juku no Haru (1975) 4. Yutaka Tsubayama - Waido Bushi (1980) 5. Deigo Musume - Iipin Gwa (1980) 6. Minoru Kinjo - Shirokuro Bushi (1981) 7. Teihan China - Wakare no Kemuri (1985) 8. Hirokazu Matsuda - Kitaya Maikata (1997) 9. Masae Nakada, Sachiko Nakada - Yoroshiku Gozaimasu (1998) 10. Seibun Tokuhara - Shimajiri Makabe nu Kubi Sato nu Aruji (2000) 11. Seijin Taba - Shibai Monogatari (2003) 12. Akira Wakugawa - Kitaya Sinushi (2005) 13. Kazumi Tamaki - Heiwa no Negai (2008) 14. Tatsuya Shimabukuro - Tunugi! Tunuga! (2008) 15. Kiyoko Toma - Uta Ya Kimokara (2009) 16. Masa - Jukkai Bushi (2009) 17. Yoneo Miyaguni - Miya Kuni nu Kuicha (2012) 18. Kazutoshi Matsuda - Agarikata Bushi (2013) 19. Mika Uchizato - Nanjo Kouta (2014)


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Downtown Parade

MALTESE ROCK

Downtown Parade

Ref: FSD6910


Price: 14.99

New album from one of Okinawa's more eclectic bands. Blues, rock, gypsy, Japanese chindon and Okinawan music perfomed in a kind of Tom Waits meets the Pogues spirit. The band were formed by Morito back in 1997 and have been playing in and around Naha mostly ever since.

1. Dynamite Peace 2. Ishin Denshin 3. Sono Soro 4. Garasuno Kutsuwo Hakunoha Dare? 5 Diamond Ni Mekki Hanaikara 6. Lethe Gawa 7. Monkey Restaurant 8. Rendezvous 9. Downtown Parade 10. Ainouta


Amami Tategoto

TAKAO MORISHIMA

Amami Tategoto

Ref: FSD6900


Price: 19.99

First album from the Amami island harp playing 65 year old with a rasping voice. His music has been described as a new shimauta, bluesy, even a bit like Mongolian hoomi singing with elements of improvisation. However it's described, the man and his music is undoubtedly extraordinary. Watch the video.

1. Juukyuu no Haru 2. Iki Yu Nnya Kana 3. Yoisura Bushi 4. Yasugi Bushi 5. Tabaruzaka 6. Seishi Kouta 7. Shokuryou Nitsuite no Uta Mame Jigoku 8. Ine Suri Bushi

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Island Breeze- Okinawa Songs

COJACO

Island Breeze- Okinawa Songs

Ref: FSD6897


Price: 15.99

Corajo is best known for a You Tube hit with Tinsagu nu Hana and for the song Ichiban Sakura on an Orion beer TV commerical. Subtitled trad x innovation, well known and traditional songs are given a modern backing, ranging from rather clever reggae, ambient and jazz to sounding like something out of Juliana's in the 1990s.

1. Tinsagu-nu Hana 2. Jinjin 3. Toshindoi 4. Uruku Tomigoshiku 5. Akata Sundunchi 6. Bebe no Kusa Kaiga 7. Mimichiri Boji 8. Tsuki no Kaisha

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Miruku Yugafu - Undercooled (CD Single, Cardboard Sleeve)

UNAIGUMI + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

Miruku Yugafu - Undercooled (CD Single, Cardboard Sleeve)

Ref: FSD6888


Price: 7.99

Collaboration between Okinawan female quartet Unaigumi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The track Undercooled, was originally released on Sakamoto's 2004 album, Chasm, in response to 9/11 in New York. Misako Koja, of Unaigumi had wanted to sing it in Okinawan, and it was recently completed after a delay because of Sakamoto's recent cancer diagnosis. This new version is a charity single for the Henoko Fund which opposes the relocation of the US Marine Corp Air Station Futenma to the coastal district of Henoko in Nago, located in the north of the main island of Okinawa. Unaigumi features three of the original four singers of Nenes, including the group's leader Misako Koja. Before Nenes, Koja, was in the Okinawa Chans who recorded with and played live with Sakamoto at the end of the 1980s / beginning of 90s. Artwork is by the Okinawan singer/artist Cocco.

1.Miruku Yugafu - Undercooled - Lyrics Kazuya Sahara, Misako Koja, Arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto 2. Miruku Yugafu - Undercooled - Instrumental.

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Koshiji Kuitsui  - Yaeyama Niage Shu

YASUKATSU OSHIMA

Koshiji Kuitsui - Yaeyama Niage Shu

Ref: FSD6881


Price: 20.99

First album for three years from one of the most established musicians in the Okinawa roots scene. Eleven traditional tunes and one new one, the final track, Yunamuri. Oshima's vocals and sanshin are accompanied by Kanako Hatoma on vocals and percussion from Satoshi 'Sunday' Nakasone. Wonderful recording and performance that continues the now extensive catalogue of Yaeyama traditional tunes released by a special musician.

1. Kun Nu Ura 2. Asadoya 3. Kumoma Bushi 4. Nakasuji Nu Nubema 5. Ufarakuitsui 6. Kurushima Bushi 7. Sakiyama Bushi 8. Yonaguni Shonkane 9. Tsuki Nu Mapiroma 10. Tubarama 11. Miruku Bushi-yarayou 12. Yunamuri




Hana Umui

KANAKO HORIUCHI

Hana Umui

Ref: FSD6882


Price: 14.99

There's been a surprising number of Japan/Africa collaborations over the years, and a few of them have featured Okinawan musicians. These have often been one off tracks on albums, but this is a genuine collaboration that works beautifully with Senegalese kora player and singer Falaye Sakho. Most of the songs are Okinawan, with others cleverly combining Okinawan and Senegalese tunes, where both sing and play their respective instruments. Recorded in Senegal, with some added balafon and djembe, this is a surprisiing and delightful album if a little short at 38 minutes.

1. Hamachidori 2. Tinsagu Nu Hana 3. Hana Umui -Yaboyae, Une Pensee de Fleur 4. Taara -Senegal Traditional 5. Umi Nu Chinbora 6. Senegal (Live Mix) 7. Galgankilaki Tanchame 8. Kaisare (Instrumental Mix)

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Reborn

NENEZ

Reborn

Ref: FSD6884


Price: 22.99

This year, it's 25 years since the female quartet Nenes were formed. Produced by Sadao China and Kazuya Sahara, the Nenes of the early 1990s were one of the most glorious, inspiring sounds to ever come out of Okinawa. The winning formula consisted of charming female vocals, Sahara's canny production skills and China's songwriting, sanshin and stage presence. Along with Shoukichi Kina and Rinken Band, Nenes rode the crest of a new wave of Okinawan music both at home and abroad. After several reincarnations of varying quality this is the latest version. Now spelt Nenez, still produced by Sadao China, with four young singers (Misuzo Okiyama, Nagisa Uehara, Aoi Yomochi, Rie Motomura, average age 23) and performing some of Nenes' most popular songs as voted by their fans. Guests are Yukito Ara and Isamu Shimoji of Sakishima meeting, plus sanshin, ryukin (koto) from Sadao China and keyboards, guitar, drum and bass.

1. Akemodoro 2. Amerikadori 3. Umukaji 4. No Women no Cry 5. Sakishima no Theme 6. Heiwa no Ryuka 7. Bye Bye Okinawa 8. Tege 9. Sanga, Ima wa Toku 10. Kunigami Sabakui 11. Mayonoka no Driver 12. Kogane no Hana


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Gekkabinjinsa!

Ryuchim Band

Gekkabinjinsa!

Ref: FSD6883


Price: 18.99

Fifth album from RyuChim Band, (also known as Ryukyu Chimdon Band) who began life in 2003. Combining sanshin, taiko drums and Okinawan music with pop, and other styles in a big sound featuring among other instruments saxophone, guitar, bass, drums and chindon drum. Includes female vocalist Belsachi who was in the duo Tink Tink, a protoge of Rinken Teruya. Fun and entertaining. Watch a video of the title track.

1. Shiawase no Tobira 2. Tabidachi no Uta 3. Mai Mai Typhoon 4. Gekkabinjinsa! 5. Moremore de Paradise 6. Ryukyu We Shall Overcome 7. Tabidachi no Uta (Chinese version)

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Down Beat Connection - Taiwan - Ryukyu Vol.1

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Down Beat Connection - Taiwan - Ryukyu Vol.1

Ref: FSD6886


Price: 14.99

Compiled by Little Masta, brilliant album exploring connections between the close neighboring alternative music scenes in Okinawa and Taiwan, with ska, reggae, dub, cumbia, afrobeat, and other unclassifiable styles. Artists include The Bartox featuring the guitarist from Mongol 800 who record their brand of ska in 1960s vintage style, Tenugui Brothers with Orlando from Ghana and Little Masta, Taipei based Cumbia band La Cumbia del Sol and Otaku3 from Taiwan a collective of musicians living an alternative lifestyle.

1. The Barcox (Okinawa) - Miss Okinawa 2. Gintendan (Okinawa) - CV-6 Ver.1.0 3. Tenugui Brothers (Okinawa)- Mandela 4. Mad Over (Okinawa)- Set if Off (feat. Yoojee & Shin) 5. La Cumbia del Sol (Taiwan) - Revolucion 6. Skaraoke (Taiwan) - Ska Train to Okinawa feat. All Japan Goith (Okinawa) 7. Dubjuana Midnight System (Japan) - Titan 8. Little Masta (Okinawa) - Ass Hole 9. Otaku 3 (Taiwan) - Seven & A Half

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Mestizos y Cumbia Musicos de Extremo Oriente (Mestizos and Cumbia Music from the Far East)

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Mestizos y Cumbia Musicos de Extremo Oriente (Mestizos and Cumbia Music from the Far East)

Ref: FSD6887


Price: 14.99

Compiled by Little Masta, extraordingary album of Columbian Cumbia inspired music from Japan, Okinawa and Taiwan with dub, reggae, salsa, afrobeat, ska, thrown into the mix.

1. afro BOOGALOO SKA ACADEMY (Tokyo) - Kaze ga Fuku 2. KATUSI from EL SKUNK DI YAWDIE &EXTRAVAGANZA feat. CHAN-MIKA+SHOGO NAGASAKI (Iwate) - Garlic Holic 3. OBRIGARRD(HAZU main pass) (Nagoya) - X-Dance Cumbia 4. La Cumbia Del Sol (Taipei) - La Cumbia Balkanera 5. LITTLE MASTA (Naha/Kawasaki) - Chon Chon Kijimuna 6. iYABASTARDS!(Koza,Okinawa) - Calavera Waltz 7. THE ZOOT16 (Tokyo) - iR 8. Rojo Regalo (Osaka) - Bambi 9. EKD (Tokyo) - Cumbia Sobre El Puerto 10. SKYLARKING (Nagoya) - Movement 11. Min-yo Crusaders (Tokyo) - Kushimoto Bushi 12. DUB BASTARDS (Tokyo) - Center Guy

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Ninufa - Polaris

TORU YONAHA

Ninufa - Polaris

Ref: FSD6811


Price: 19.99

First solo original album for eight years from one of the leading Okinawan musicians of the last decade. Toru Yonaha has been busy playing on and producing numerous records, so it's good to hear his own album again. Vocals, sanshin, guitars, keyboards, bass, and some more traditional stripped down tunes too. Includes a cover of Soul Flower / Heatwave classic song Mangetsu no Yube, but it's mostly Yonaha's original songs.

1. Oiwaisabira 2. Kyoda Nu Chouzu Bushi 3. Yaga Chi Masu Uri 4. Sin Ei Sa Bushi 5. Mangetsu No Yube 6. Ari Ga Ku To U 7. Itsuka Yume Wo Tsukamu Made 8. Maku Tama Chi Sanshin


Unaijima

UNAIGUMI

Unaijima

Ref: FSD6733


Price: 22.99

The original Nenes are back! after nearly 20 years..well, almost..Misako Koja, Namiko Miyazato, Yukino Hiyane team up with Emiko Shimabukuro (so just Yasuko Yoshida of the original line-up missing) and Kazuya Sahara, keyboard player, producer and the man behind much of the original Nenes sound. They are calling themselves Unaigumi, have been playing live for a little while, including the Ryukyu Festival in 2014, and finally release an album. Their voices are in fine fettle, there's some great songs, an acoustic feel, and some anti-war sentiments.

1. Inagu Dushi 2. Shimanu Kutunufa 3. Unaijima 4. Chinuu Chuu Achaa 5. Nanyo Hamachidori Bushi 6. Shima ni Fuku Kaze, Futami Joka 7. Nanyo Kazoeuta 8. 1945 no Haru 9. Shinko Bushi 10. Ikunu Hana Sakashibusa 11. Shimanu Shigata 12. Saiyoo Bushi 13. Onnatomo, Reprise



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Hometown's Wind (Furusato no Kaze)

YASUKO YOSHIDA

Hometown's Wind (Furusato no Kaze)

Ref: FSD6736


Price: 23.99

Hot on the heels of the Unaigumi album featuring three of the original members of Nenes, comes the third solo album by the one who was missing, Yasuko Yoshida. This is her first solo album in 13 years, and in her camp is the other original Nenes producer and main songwriter Sadao China, who contributes two new songs . Great vocals from Yasuko, the usual sanshin, plus keyboards, guitar and help from the current version of Nenes. Musicians are Sadao China, Sadahito China, Masahiro Arakawa (keyboards) Yoshiro Maehama (guitar) Yasuo Yoshida, Nagisa Uehara, Terumi Yasura, Mayuko Higa, Rie Motomura, Aoi Yomochi.

1. Shurashi Hanamichi 2. Tabi nu Sora 3. Irayoi Tsukiyohama 4. Jugo no Tsuma 5. Hamasodachi 6. Shunu Bujo 7. Nadarii Guwaa 8. Nanyo Hamachidori 9. Nakanaori Sanraa Guwaa 10. Ashibi, Yanbaru Tiimaatuu 11. Furusato no Kaze



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Folk Music of the Amami Islands -Recorded by Douglas Haring  (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

VARIOUS

Folk Music of the Amami Islands -Recorded by Douglas Haring (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

Ref: FSD6688


Price: 16.99

Originally released in 1954. The distinctive folk music of the Amami islands. Dialects, folktales, and traditions reflect the islands’ historical separation. Folk Songs of the Amami Islands presents several individual vocal performances accompanied by the jyabisen (sanshin) a three-stringed plucked lute. Along with songs recounting various folktales and customs, there are also lullabies and children’s songs sung unaccompanied by some performers.

A Custom CD is a high-quality CD-R which is produced at Smithsonian Folkways. A Custom CD is a mixed mode disc (also known as an Enhanced CD/CD Extra/CD Plus). A mixed mode disc contains both audio (for CD audio players) and data (readable on other devices, like PCs). Custom titles are sold with a digital copy of the album's original liner notes (as a .PDF file) on the CD.

1. Waka Rosho 2. Shigin 3. Asabana Hayari 4. Shumichi Nagahama 5. Ima nu Kazekumo 6. Mochi Morai Uta 7. Yerabu Yuri no Hana 8. Shima Sodachi 9, Rankan Bashi Bushi 10. Two children's songs 11. Ito Kuri Bushi 12. Ichikya Bushi 13. Yerabu Nagkumo Bushi 14. Umi no Sasakusa 15. Bon Odori 16. Bon Odori 17. Hachigatsu Odori 18. Te Odoi



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Best - Kana Uta (2 CDs)

MISAKO OSHIRO

Best - Kana Uta (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6573


Price: 29.99

Compilation of one of Okinawa's greatest female singers. The tracks range from early 1960s to the late 1990s on local labels such as Marufuku and Maruteru as well as Japanese labels such as Victor. There are live recordings from the 1975 Ryukyu festival and rare tracks from an album in 1998 she appeared on called Kizuna. Includes many tracks in duet with Rinsho Kadekaru.

CD1.

1. Kata Umui (1962) 2. Hiyuku Bushi (1964) 3. Kamayashina Bushi (1967-68) 4. Hikigwa Bushi (1967-68) 5. Amisuku Bushi (1967-68) 6. Muegwa Bushi (1966-67) 7. Nisegwa Bachi (1966-67) 8. Kunjyandefuku (1966-67) 9. Uyanukukuru (1966-67) 10. Kabira Bushi (1966-67) 11. Nmufuinakuni (1966-67) 12. Kunjyanjintoyo (1975) 13. Ashimiji Bushi (1975) 14. Hoshikuma (1975) 15. Guikuyo (1975) 16. Nakashima Bushi (1975) 17. Shirakumu Bushi (1975)

CD2

1.Kata Umui (1975) 2. Kunjyuya (1975) 3. Sagichijyuya (1997-980 4. Uyanukukuru (1997-98) 5. Unnanabi (1997-98) 6. Hinsujyurigwa (1997-98) 7. Shima Umui (1997-98) 8. Kata Umui (1997-98) 9. Yo Kanayo (1997-98) 10. Kaisare 91997-98) 11. Nakuni (1997-98) 12. Menta Bushi (1998) 13. Shima Meguri (1998) 14. Chibumi (1998) 15. Kaisare (1970) 16. Nakuni (1970)



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Tunaka - Toru Yonaha Best Album 2001-2014

TORU YONAHA

Tunaka - Toru Yonaha Best Album 2001-2014

Ref: FSD6574


Price: 21.99

Compilation of the omni-present Toru Yonaha. Okinawan sanshin player, singer, songwriter, producer. Yonaha has actually released only four solo albums although has appeared somewhere in the credits on many more. Mostly band recordings with some traditional too, such as the last long katcharsee track. Includes some new unreleased tracks.

1. Nishikazi 2. Kajadifu Bushi 3. Yoake 4. Asemizu Bushi 5. Shimauta Ayumi Bushi 6. Hatuomoi Guwaa 7. Eisa Shinka 8. Hananu Kazaguruma 9. Aki no Odori 10. Asobi Amagawa 11. Kachashee



Vudu-Eee

BLACK WAX

Vudu-Eee

Ref: FSD6579


Price: 18.99

New album produced by Makoto Kubota of Myako Island group playing a kind of funky, jazzy, Brazilian, occasionally reggae concoction with some Miyako islands influences to add the already overflowing cocktail of sounds. Features Marino Ikemura (sax) Ayano Ikemura (keyboards) Mikio Okuhura (guitars, sanshin, drums) Tetsuya 88 Ohina (harmonica, bass).

1. Confusion 2. Beauty & The Beast 3. Loose Groove 4. Jamba 5. Song for My Father 6. Eins Bier Bitte 7. On Green Dolphin Street 8. Golden Time 9. Tropicalismo 10. Myah-Man 11. Molieno Cafe



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