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Kanasu Uchinaa - The Traditional Music of Okinawa, 1960s

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Kanasu Uchinaa - The Traditional Music of Okinawa, 1960s

Ref: FSD7223


Price: 19.99

First of three albums in the 'Kanasu' series. Makoto Kubota has selected and remastered tracks from the a 16 LP box set of recordings made in Okinawa, Miyako island Yaeyama, released in 1965 and limited to 100 pressings, later released as 2 sets of 8 CDs. These recordings are considered a magnificent body of work, with many rare recordings from across the Ryukyu archipelego, consisting of over 1000 songs, recorded by three engineers carrying over 100kg of recording equipment. Makoto Kubota has unearthed these recordings, and compiled them onto three CDs, including some previously unreleased. This first CD features recordings from the main Okinawa island plus one remix by harikuyamaku. You can listen to sound samples.

1. No Ro No Kigan No Utae - Ogumi Mura 2. Amagoi Qena - Azuma Katsu 3. Kuni Atama Sabakui - Higa Haruzo 4. Roji Raku - Yogi Tomizu 5. Shichigatsu Eisa - Kinjo Kamado 6. Da Hana Ko - Iguchi Urato 7. Hayakuchi Setsu - Awase no Kyotaro Hozonkai 8. Tancha Mae 9. Ka Na Yo Amakawa - Terukina Choichi 10. Acchame Sho - Terukina Choichi 11. Toe Sen Doi - Terukina Choichi 12. Touhou Sayo - Terukina Choichi 13. Uri Jin Qena - Kuniyoshi Sadako 14. Shichi Odori - Gushiken Ushi 15. Usu Taiko - Makiya Kama 16. Yamahara Kashiki Bushi - Gushiken Nobu 17. Gochigyou - Misato Mura Awase 18. Kihouzou - Yamashiro Fumio 19. Umi Nu Chinbora - Yonashiro Tadamasu 20. Toto Mae / Haha ga / Ichi chi Nichi Yomiba - Kinjo Kamada 21. Mai Mai Nui Nui / Ishim Keiji/ Agachi Noboriba / O Ame / Saburomara / Nanra Shimo Chaga - Shinjo Yuki 22. Munu Uine / Ashita Shogatsu do / Ie Hatcha Ga/ Nahanu Mari Ya/ Hinan Nan Nan - Kinjo Kamado 23. Komori Uta - Oshiro Ushiya 24. Kagi Ya De Kaze Bushi - Kawata Matsuo 25. Nobori Kuzetsu - Oshiro Kazuo 26. Shisha Soubetsu No Umui - Eima Sayo 27. Rujigaku X Tahfahku - Iguchi Urato - Remixed by Harikuyamaku - Bonus Track

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People who bought this item also bought:
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2. Hasai! Okinawa - Okinawan Folk Music Collection - Compiled by Makoto Kubota (Ref: FSD7226)
3. Kanasu - Yaima - The Traditional Folk Songs of Yaeyama Islands, 1960s (Ref: FSD7225)
4. Kanasu Myahk - The Traditional Music of Miyakojima Islands, 1960s (Ref: FSD7224)
5. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.12 (Ref: FSD7143)
6. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.11 (Ref: FSD7142)
7. Palm Wine Music of Ghana - From Palm Wine Music to Guitar Band Highlife ( 2 CDs + Book) (Ref: FSD7099)


Kanasu Myahk - The Traditional Music of Miyakojima Islands, 1960s

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Kanasu Myahk - The Traditional Music of Miyakojima Islands, 1960s

Ref: FSD7224


Price: 19.99

Second of three albums in the 'Kanasu' series. Makoto Kubota has selected and remastered tracks from the a 16 LP box set of recordings made in Okinawa, Miyako island Yaeyama, released in 1965 and limited to 100 pressings, later released as 2 sets of 8 CDs. These recordings are considered a magnificent body of work, with many rare recordings from across the Ryukyu archipelego, consisting of over 1000 songs, recorded by three engineers carrying over 100kg of recording equipment. Makoto Kubota has unearthed these recordings, and compiled them onto three CDs, including some previously unreleased. This second CD features recordings from the Miyako islands plus one remix by Mikio (Black Wax) and Makoto Kubota.

1. Naka Ya Ma Bu Narya Nu Ayagu - Nakama Gentoku 2. Kani Suma Gama - Nakama Gentoku 3. Miyakuzu Tsu Nu Ayagu - Tomori Kinzo 4. Mitsugi O Nuno Osame Nu Ayagu - Sunagawa Matsu 5. Henna Nu Macha Ga Ma Nu Ayagu - Sunagawa Genko 6. Sara Hama Nu Haima - Fukushima Matsuko 7. Kana Shagama Ayagu - Fukushima Matsuko 8. Karimata Nuisamiga - Inami Yoshio 9. Henna Nu Ma Muya - Tsukasa Koguro 10. Ishimine No A Kau Ki - Sawada Kani 11. Ne Kan Nu Aruji - Furukata Muneo

12. Naka Yatsu Nu Ka Niku - Fukushima Matsuko 13. Miyaguni Nu Ane Gama - Chohirana Choko 14. Ike Nu Dai Shu Yutaka Mi Oya - Sakumoto Chiyo 15. Irabu Waka Nu Chi I Ga Ni Oya Nu Ayagu - Sakumoto Chiyu 16. Ie Date I Nu Uta - Miura Kenyu 17. Mifune Oya Nu Tsuma Ho Na Koi Nu Ayagu - Furukata Akiko 18. Tarama Shonkane - Miura Kenyu 19. Komori Uta - Tokuyama Eiko 20. Komori Uta - Furukata Akiko 21. To Ga Ni Ayagu - Furukata Muneo 22. Irabu To Gani - Furukata Muneo 23. Tabi Ei Nu Ayagu - Katsuren Asako 24. Sarahama Nu Haima - Mixed by Mikio 'Black Wax' & Makoto Kubota


People who bought this item also bought:
1. A Kaung Ta A Kaung Sone Tay Vol. 2 (Ref: FSD7231)
2. Hasai! Okinawa - Okinawan Folk Music Collection - Compiled by Makoto Kubota (Ref: FSD7226)
3. Kanasu - Yaima - The Traditional Folk Songs of Yaeyama Islands, 1960s (Ref: FSD7225)
4. Kanasu Uchinaa - The Traditional Music of Okinawa, 1960s (Ref: FSD7223)
5. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.12 (Ref: FSD7143)
6. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.11 (Ref: FSD7142)
7. Palm Wine Music of Ghana - From Palm Wine Music to Guitar Band Highlife ( 2 CDs + Book) (Ref: FSD7099)


Kanasu - Yaima - The Traditional Folk Songs of Yaeyama Islands, 1960s

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Kanasu - Yaima - The Traditional Folk Songs of Yaeyama Islands, 1960s

Ref: FSD7225


Price: 19.99

Third of three albums in the 'Kanasu' series. Makoto Kubota has selected and remastered tracks from the a 16 LP box set of recordings made in Okinawa, Miyako island Yaeyama, released in 1965 and limited to 100 pressings, later released as 2 sets of 8 CDs. These recordings are considered a magnificent body of work, with many rare recordings from across the Ryukyu archipelego, consisting of over 1000 songs, recorded by three engineers carrying over 100kg of recording equipment. Makoto Kubota has unearthed these recordings, and compiled them onto three CDs, including some previously unreleased. This third CD features recordings from the Yaeyama islands, plus remix by Makoto Kubota.

1. Kurushimakuduki - Ohama Kenbu 2. Ubunupida - Shiraho Eisho, Kamiya Yokomi, Mimori Omori and Others 3. Inkyaranuuta - Kabira Kame, Fukai Yoshi and Others 4. Mayamabushi - Takeshi Nakane 5. Hounennegaiuta Kiyunubi - Kabira Kame 6. Manganisuttsabushi - Nakasoko Hidetoshi 7. Asadoyayunta - Ohama Kenbu 8. Hounennegaiuta Kiyunofukurasha - Kabira Kame 9. Kudakabushi - Nakashima Kazuo 10. Maya-yunta - Ohama Kenbu 11. Marumabunsanbushi - Takeshi Nakane 12. Shougatsuyunta <Yukui> - Nakasoko Hidetoshi 13. Niusuinouta - Kabira Kame 14. Maherachitoshi - Ohama Kenbu 15. Koinayunta - Ohama Kenbu 16. Painanatsunbushii -Ohama Kenbu 17. Ningachi - Shiraho Eisho 18. Shibiraozabushi - Nakashima Kazuo 19. Nzatora - Ohama Kenbu 20. Panaremanumainutubushi - Hozoko Samuto 21. Musubinudangoma - Ohyama Sadao 22. Nakazaranuuta - Yoshiyuki Yonei 23. Taniduruayo - Kabira Kame 24. Mirukubushi - Tadao Matsuyama 25. Yarayobushi - Kabira Kame 26. Inkyaranuuta (Remixed By Makoto Kubota) <bonus Track> - Kabira Kame


People who bought this item also bought:
1. A Kaung Ta A Kaung Sone Tay Vol. 2 (Ref: FSD7231)
2. Hasai! Okinawa - Okinawan Folk Music Collection - Compiled by Makoto Kubota (Ref: FSD7226)
3. Kanasu Myahk - The Traditional Music of Miyakojima Islands, 1960s (Ref: FSD7224)
4. Kanasu Uchinaa - The Traditional Music of Okinawa, 1960s (Ref: FSD7223)
5. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.12 (Ref: FSD7143)
6. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.11 (Ref: FSD7142)
7. Palm Wine Music of Ghana - From Palm Wine Music to Guitar Band Highlife ( 2 CDs + Book) (Ref: FSD7099)


Hasai! Okinawa - Okinawan Folk Music Collection - Compiled by Makoto Kubota

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Hasai! Okinawa - Okinawan Folk Music Collection - Compiled by Makoto Kubota

Ref: FSD7226


Price: 19.99

Compiled by Makoto Kubota, some of Okinawa's most famous tunes and most famous artists. Includes the original Haisai Ojisan by Shoukichi Kina and Champloose, and possibly the first recording of the song Chinnuku Jyushi, and a 1958 recording of Shotoku Yamauchi, also a remixed version by Oorutachi.

1. Haisai Ojisan - Shoukichi Kina & Champloose 2. Umi no Chinbora- Akayama - Yamauchi Shotoku 3. Maeda Bushi, Safuen Bushi, Ine Suri Bushi - Kadekaru Rinsho 4. Kanayo - Oshiro Misako 5. Yamabare Yunta - Yamazato Yukichi 6. Bospou-bushi - Daiku Tetsuhiro 7. Ikei Hanareri Bushi, Tanchame - China Sadao 8. Oka No Ipponmatsu - Itokazu Kame 9. Umi no Chinbora- Akayama - Itokazu Kame 10. Kurudando-bushi (live) - Sato Kunitaka 11. Irabu Tohgani - Kuniyoshi Genji 12. Sengo No Kazoeuta - Noborikawa Seijin 13. Kataumui - Oshiro Misako 14. Ju Kyo no Haru - China Sadao 15. Asadoya Yunta - Yamazato Yukichi 16. Mamidohma - Yamazato Yukichi 17. Nu Tubarahma - Yamazato Yukichi 18. Nakuni- Teimato - Yamauchi Shotoku 19. Chinnuku Jyushii - Four Sisters 20. Nakunii - Teiimato - Yamauchi Shotoku, Remixed by Oorutachi (Bonus Track)


People who bought this item also bought:
1. A Kaung Ta A Kaung Sone Tay Vol. 2 (Ref: FSD7231)
2. Kanasu - Yaima - The Traditional Folk Songs of Yaeyama Islands, 1960s (Ref: FSD7225)
3. Kanasu Myahk - The Traditional Music of Miyakojima Islands, 1960s (Ref: FSD7224)
4. Kanasu Uchinaa - The Traditional Music of Okinawa, 1960s (Ref: FSD7223)
5. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.12 (Ref: FSD7143)
6. Shanghai Discontinued Famous Hits of the 1930s and 1940s Vol.11 (Ref: FSD7142)
7. Palm Wine Music of Ghana - From Palm Wine Music to Guitar Band Highlife ( 2 CDs + Book) (Ref: FSD7099)


Kanasu Remixes 7 inch single

MAKOTO KUBOTA AND OTHERS

Kanasu Remixes 7 inch single

Ref: FSL7227


Price: 19.99

Remixes from the Kanasu series of albums, released as 7 inch vinyl

Side A

Nahkny- Tiimatoh - remixed by Oorutachi - original by Shotoku Yamauchi

Side B

Sarahama nu Haima - remixed by Mikio (Black Wax) (sax, Marino Ikemura) and Makoto Kubota (bass) - original by Matsuko Fukushima



Kanasu Remixes - 7 inch single

MAKOTO KUBOTA AND OTHERS

Kanasu Remixes - 7 inch single

Ref: FSL7228


Price: 19.99

Second 7 inch record of remixes from the Kanasu series.

Side A

1. Inkyara Nu Uta - Remixed by Makoto Kubota - bass, guitar and keyboards

Side B

Rujigaku x Tahfahku - Remixed by harikuyamaku



Shami no Yorokobi

YOKO ISHIKAWA

Shami no Yorokobi

Ref: FSD7229


Price: 24.99

Superb first album from singer and sanshin player Yoko Ishikawa. Ishikawa studied under Shizuko Oshiro, and she plays several of Oshiro's songs, as well as other tunes from throughout Okinawa and the last song from Okinoerabu, Amami. A handful of accompanying musicians play sanshin, sanba and shimadaiko including Keiko Kinjo and Setsuko Kikuyama, with a traditional feel throughout. Beautifully recorded, performed, with a variety of styles, rhythms and moods to keep the listener interested throughout.

1. Ufugigajumaruya 2. Shami No Yorokobi 3. Jiyuriuma 4. Shin Digu Nu Hana 5. Kankou Panari Jima 6. Asabana- Chinchikudaki 7. Ufugushiku Achanme Gwa 8. Togani- Tomaritakahashi 9. Anchanme 10. Erabukoita 11. Yo Kana Yo 12. Yanuranunakami - Hijyaga nu Nagari 13. Chichyuyagwa 14. Wakamiji 15. Erabu no Komori Uta



Utazuna - Ryukyu-ko o Okan Suru Utai Tachi (2 CDs)

TETSUHIRO DAIKU, KOICHI KAMIYA, SEIBUN TOKUHARA, KEIKO KINJO

Utazuna - Ryukyu-ko o Okan Suru Utai Tachi (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7186


Price: 27.99

Songs that crossed the Ryukyu archipelego down the centuries, performed by four of the greatest living musicians. One of the most important Okinawan traditional albums of recent years.

CD1

1. Tetsuhiro Daiku, Koichi Kamiya / Kabira Bushi 2. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Aka Mata 3. Koichi Kamiya / Minato Kuri Bushi 4. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Hatoma Bushi 5. Seibun Tokuhara / Hatoma Bushi 6. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Yugafu Bushi 7. Keiko Kinjo / Sa sa Bushi 8. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Medetai Bushi 9. Koichi Kamiya / Medetai Bushi 10. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Tsuru Kame Bushi 11. Koichi Kamiya / Tsuru Kame Bushi 12. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Mazakai Bushi 13. Seibun Tokuhara / Dakidon Bushi 14. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Suibarana Bushi 15. Seibun Tokuhara / Nandaki Bushi16. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Hunakuyaa Bushi 17. Koichi Kamiya / Iwai Bushi 18. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Shi Shya ma 19. Keiko Kinjo / Mimura Wudui 20. Tetsuhiro Daiku, Koichi Kamiya / Dai sa Naja - Ota-ya Bushi

CD2

1. Tetsuhiro Daiku, Seibun Tokuhara / Umi no Chinbora Subinoza 2. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Hatoma Bushi 3. Koichi Kamiya / Hatoma Bushi 4. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Kuinu Hana 5. Seibun Tokuhara / Azataka Niku 6. Keiko Kinjo / Koi nu Hana 7. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Nakarata Bushi 8. Seibun Tokuhara / Nakarata Bushi 9. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Kui Gama Bushi 10. Koichi Kamiya / Uyanu Magokuro 11. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Agarooza 12. Seibun Tokuhara / Komori Uta 13. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Zen'nu Watari 14. Keiko Kinjo / Asobi Shonkane 15. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Marushima Bonsan 16. Seibun Tokuhara / Tanu Muzo 17. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Mun Guru Kubagasa 18. Keiko Kinjo / Paradise Uruma Shima 19. Tetsuhiro Daiku / Miroku Bushi 20. Keiko Kinjo / Akatasundunchi 21. Tetsuhiro Daiku, Koichi Kamiya, Seibun Tokuhara, Keiko Kinjo / Kaisare - Shiyura



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Meibanfukkoku Koza 75 in Garamando & 8 Beat

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Meibanfukkoku Koza 75 in Garamando & 8 Beat

Ref: FSD7448


Price: 19.99

Koza (Okinawa City) has always been a hot bed of music. Not just traditional music but in the post Vietnam war years, a folk music scene developed. Fascinating album of this underground folk scene, originally released as LP now with five bonus tracks, recorded at two live houses in Koza in 1975. Folk songs plus a smattering of traditional Okinawan tunes. Includes first recording of Takashi Hirayasu.

1. Kawara Kojiki no Uta / Chinen Ryokichi 2. Oyasumi / Yuki chan to Sono Group 3. Kanata e / Nitakamanta 4. Jukyu no Hana / Kurokawa Shuji 5. Kijimuna / Tsubaki Densetsu 6. Fuyu no Heya Niwa 7. Mitsu no Shashin / Onga Genji 8. Yami o Ba / Nakamoto Tsutomu 9. Fuyu wa Tsumetai Kaze ga Fuite Ita / Chinen Ryokichi 10. Yuyami Bando no Rock 'n' Roll / Kurokawa Shuji 11. Jinsei Uta Ari / Hirayasu Takashi 12. Spanish Flangdang / Yamada Yoshiaki, Nakamoto Tsutomu 13. Garamando Komiri Uta 14. Koko Kara / Mitsuko 15. Enka Koza Kuko / Samurai Fujiki 16. The Rose in the Heather / Nakamoto Tsutomu

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ANNA SATO X TOSHIYUKI SASAKI

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Ref: FSD7187


Price: 22.99

Anna Sato was born on Amami island, in Japan's deep south. She began learning from her grandfather aged three, and relocated to Tokyo to pursue a music career. She has achieved some success overseas, particularly through collaborating with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his dance production ICON as an arranger and singer. She also has performed with drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki at the Recontres de Chantes Polyphoniques festival in Corsica. Mix of Amami traditional songs with jazz, hip hop and other interesting rhythms. Also contains her theme to the NHK drama Segodon. You can watch a brief video of their concert in Corsica.

1. Itokuri 2. Sangen 3. Rankanbashi 4. Honenbushi 5. Ito 6. Chu Kumo 7. Taiyonu Ochite-Imagure 8. Watashya 9. Ikunya Kana 10. Okuri Bushi 11. Shiomichi Nagahama 12. Segodon - Opening Theme

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Mapai

NENEZ

Mapai

Ref: FSD7188


Price: 24.99

New album from the latest incarnation of Nenez, now three of them: Misuzu Okiyama, Nagisa Uehara and Rie Motmura. Still produced by Sadao China, songs by Kazufumi Miyazawa (The Boom) Masaru Shimabukuro (Begin) Shingo Maekawa (Kariyushi 58) and original songs written by Nenez.

1. Fai Fai 2. 3. Bido Utagokoro 4. Wakanatsu Jintoyo 5. Jinsei Hanbun Shu Hanbun 6. Umenokaori 7. Shima Kisetsu 8. Umi no Koe 9. Kanpai 10. Anato no Koe 11. Adan no Kokoro 12. Harmony 13. Harikyamaku - Bonus Track


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4. Lam Phloen World Class: The Essential Banyen Rakkaen (Compiled by Soi48) (Ref: FSD7153)
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Otobune

MALTESE ROCK

Otobune

Ref: FSD7190


Price: 19.99

Third album from Maltese Rock. Wonderful, unique mix of sounds, with Okinawa at its core but with jazz, rock, gypsy, and trademark gruff vocals from singer Morito.

1. Jidai no Nagare 2. Typhoon Melody 3. Hiyamikachi Rock 4. Machiburu Machibui no Sekai 5. Under the Bridge 6. Otobune 7. Melancholic Reimy 8. What a Wonderful World


Myahk Song Book 'Longing'

MIWA YONASHIRO & SEIGO MATSUNAGA

Myahk Song Book 'Longing'

Ref: FSD7150


Price: 18.99

Album of duo of Miyako island singer Miwa Yoshashiro and double bass player Seigo Matsunaga. Miwa is one of the leading female voices on Miyako island, having released her first album in 2014. Seigo Matsunaga is from Fukuoka, who since 2009 has resided at his grandmother's 140 year old house that he called Shikiori, that he has turned into a concert venue, amidst lush rice fields.

1. Nariyama Ayagu 2. Hakuchonu Agu- Tarama Shunkane

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Ima

MIWA YONASHIRO

Ima

Ref: FSD7151


Price: 24.99

New album from Miyako island singer, and the second installment of the Myahk Song Book. Ancient Miyako island melodies sung without accompaniment in a haunting, beautiful style. Produced by Seigo Matsunaga.

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Ukulele Sakura Songs

KENJI YANO

Ukulele Sakura Songs

Ref: FSD7138


Price: 18.99

Kenji Yano is known for his brilliant Okinawan albums under various pseudonyms, such as Surf Champlers and Sarabandge, producing other Okinawan artists and playing Okinawan and other music on ukulele and steel guitar. His latest ukulele album is of covers of J-pop songs with a Spring theme.

1. Sakura (Dokushou) 2. Sakurazaka 3. Sakura 4. Cherry 5. Hanataba Wo Kimi Ni 6. Yell 7. Tegami-haikei Juugo No Kimi He 8. Tsubomi 9. Senbon Sakura 10. Sakura 11. Haru Yo koi 12. Hana wa Saku 13. Sangatsu Kokonoka 14. Sakurairo Mau Koro 15. Sakura

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Chimu Churasa - Connect with People (2 CDs)

KANAKO HORIUCHI

Chimu Churasa - Connect with People (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7139


Price: 21.99

Fourth album from the prolific Kanako Horiuchi, who apart from releasing her solo albums is involved in Churashima Navigator, Ska Lovers, and plays with the legendary singer Misako Oshiro. This 2 CD set is of both new original and traditional Okinawan tunes and features an array of other musicians from traditional musicians such as Sueyoshi Matsuda and Misako Oshiro to local bands Kachimba 4, Churashima Navigator, Baced on Kyoto, Sava, Maltese Rock and Malian guitarist Mamadou Doumbia.

CD 1

1. To Be Born 2. Amazing Grace 3. Chura Fukunoki no Hayashi Kara 4. Osharena Tsuruko 5. Memories Melodies - Ano Shima Ano Haru 6. Otsue Ryokoku - Sumo Jinku-fu/ Mandan Koten 7. Hiyamikachi-bushi 8. Kunigami Sabakui 9. Nudiashibana 10. Hana Umui

CD2

1. Koinu Hana 2. Meotobune 3. Kadekunuen 4. Namida no Nahaminato 5. Yakabushi 6.Danjiyukariyushi 7. Futami Jowa 8. San Gatsu Ane 9. Osame no Uta

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Life is Treasure

CHURASHIMA NAVIGATOR

Life is Treasure

Ref: FSD7108


Price: 19.99

Sometimes a musician isn't appreciated enough in the here and now. Only in retrospect some 20 years or so later is a body of work seen as being for what it is; seminal, important, paving the way for others. I wonder if Kanako Horiuchi might fit into this category, if for nothing else than for drifting seamlessly between traditional music, club, ska, Thai and African music to name just some of the albums and collaborations she's been involved in. It never feels she is just a guest, or has been shoehorned into a project, but an integral part. Mixing club and Okinawan music is nothing new. But this albums manages to sound just that. Credit must go to DJ Sinkichi and DJ-Nuh-Doh. DJ Sinkichi is no no new kid on the block, having cut his teeth with members of Boredoms going back to the 1990s, and being involved in a multitude of projects from the jam band Dachambo and working with JAKAM and the Counterpoint label. DJ Nu-Doh is another veteran of the club scene in Japan and Okinawa with a host of credits to his name such as working with another of our favourites, Juza aka Moochy and his label Proception. A variety of sounds, moods and styles make this an exceptional album.

1. Hanaumui (Psychedelic Nice Age Mix) 2. Haimuru Bushi 3. Jidai no Nagare (2017 Mix) 4. Kajadeifu Bushi (Robbery Blues Mix) 5. Kashimasa Bushi (Pray Mix) 6. Torisashimai 7. Salt-N-Pa-Pa (Harii Mix) 8. Mo'ashibi



Music from Okinawa 2018

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Music from Okinawa 2018

Ref: FSD7100


Price: 17.99

Compilation of contemporary Okinawan music, from roots to rock, salsa to shima uta, hip-hop to pop. The diverse range of music from today's Okinawa.

1. Nenes / Kunjyan Sabakui 2.Churashima Navigator / Haimurubushi 3. Maltese Rock / Ishin-Denshin 4. Gintendan / Aeon Fx 5.The Sakishhima Meeting (Yukito Ara × Isamu Shimoji) / Momoyo 6. Naoko Hentona / Kariyushi 7.Makiko Miyara / Umarijima Hanari 8. Element of the Moment / A Girl in Blue 9.Home Party People / Crane 10.Kachimba 4 / More Ashibi 11. WA Rubbers / Misan yu 12.The You / The Wrong Map 13.Hanako Kimura / Zoku Utukushii Hito 14.Fumitomo Yagi / Hainumikaji 15. Chihiro Kamiya / Kanashii gwa 16.Ritto &Olive Oil / Kazedathwa

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Seigwa Yaibin - Koza Terurin Sai Live

SEIJIN NOBORIKAWA

Seigwa Yaibin - Koza Terurin Sai Live

Ref: FSD7101


Price: 21.99

Seijn Noborikawa (1932-2013) was possibly the last of his generation of great Okinawan musicians to pass away. This is his last 'street live' recording, a collection of recordings between 2009-11 from the Terurin festival in Koza, dedicated to the memory of another great, Rinsuke Teruya.

1. Hatomabushi - Nakasakuda 2. Nakuni - Yanbaruteimato 3. Yuntaku 4. Shin Yume no Okinawa 5. Nakuni - Hantabaru 6. Ishikawa Kazoe Uta 7. Yuntaku 8. Yatchagwa - Kaisare 9. Tobarama -Rokucho Bushi

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Okinawa Americana

OKINAWA AMERICANA

Okinawa Americana

Ref: FSD7095


Price: 18.99

Okinawa Americana are Okinawan singer and sanshin player Merry Gushi and American blues / rock singer and guitarist David Ralston. This is an album that does what it says on the tin, with a mix of Okinawan songs and original American blues/country/rock, with lyrics in both English and Okinawan. It was recorded in a variety of studios in Okinawa and America with an array of backing musicians, mostly American. For me personally, the American rock side is a bit overbearing, with too many cheesy lyrics espousing life in Okinawa. A little more variety in the rhythm would be nice instead of a constant drum kit. However, this is a fun album, and a lot of fun was had making it by the sound of it, and it's that atmosphere that shines through. putting a smile on the face of the listener not to mention some serious foot tapping. It's full of catchy songs and there's a real quality about the musicianship. Merry's contributions elevate the album to make it really something quite special. Just don't expect anything too deep.

1. Aha Bushi 2. Nankuru Naisa 3. Wide Bushi 4. Red Wine and Moonshine 5. Mimura Odori 6. Don't Cry 7. Hiyamikachi Bushi 8. Okinawa is My Home 9. Redemption Song 10. Mumuqua Fu

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Shima Omoi - Juban Shobu

MISAKO OSHIRO

Shima Omoi - Juban Shobu

Ref: FSD7091


Price: 25.99

Celebrating 60 years as a musician, new album from Misako Oshiro in various collaborations featuring among others Kazufumi Miyazawa, Nenez, Sadao China, Isamu Asato. Includes remix version by Churashima Navigator of one of her most famous tunes, Kata Omoi, and a 1962 version as the bonus track. Watch a video of her performing Kato Omoi in 2016.

1. Misako Oshiro, Taku Oshiro / Ura Zasho 2. Misako Oshiro, Nenez / Kendou Bushi 3. Misako Oshiro, Kazufumi Miyazawa / Deigo no Hana 4. Misako Oshiro, Emiko Miyazato / Chibumi 5. Misako Oshiro, Sadao China / Yahin Mari 6. Misako Oshiro, Asaki Kiyuna / Gunjin Bushi, Kumamoto Bushi 7. Misako Oshiro, Churashima Navigator / Kata Omoi (Remix) 8.Misako Oshiro, Isamu Asato / Kanusyamayo 9. Misako Oshiro, Shuken Maekawa / Jou no Uta 10. Misako Oshiro, Seibun Tokuhara / Akitonaden Suna Bushi 11. Misako Oshiro / Kata Omoi (1962 version bonus track)

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Uchina Love Song

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Uchina Love Song

Ref: FSD7092


Price: 28.99

Six female musicians sing Okinawan love songs. The six singers all perform three tracks each, and all come together to perform a nine minute version of Nakuni-Kaisare on an extra CD 2. All but one of the six, Megumi Aragaki, was born and grew up in Okinawa. The others, all extremely accomplished in Okinawan traditional music, come from a variety of interesting backgrounds. Kanako Horiuchi is originally from Hokkaido and moved to Okinawa to study traditional music, Lucy Nagamine grew up in Peru, Kaori Yamashiro is from Iyeha Jima but grew up in Osaka, while Mina, is Swiss/Japanese and lives in London. The songs are all meant to give the woman's side to a love song (yet are all written by men!) and are often about unrequited love and other tragic situations. Among these, Lucy sings Kataumui, most often associated with Misako Oshiro, Megumi Aragaki sings Shirakumu Bushi and Shirase Haikawa Bushi, Kanako Horiuchi has versions of Yotakara Bushi and Shimochidori while Mina sings Musume Jintoyo and Ashibi Shongane.

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Songs and Prayers from the Izaiho Ritual, Kudaka Island

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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



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Amami no Uta Asobi- Rikki no Kuro Usagi Haneta

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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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Far Side Music | NEW RELEASES November 2018 |  OKINAWA / AMAMI CDs / VINYL

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