Search
Browse by Manufacturer
Browse Categories

Yoshida Brothers: Ibuki CD

<< Previous in NEW RELEASES Next in NEW RELEASES >>

Price: $17.99
Item Number: DMR-73102
Country or Region: NEW RELEASES
Catalog No: DMR-73102
When originally released, this disc sold over 100,000 copies—an incredible feat, since up to that point most tsugaru-shamisen recordings rarely sold more than 1,000 copies in Japan! The album features mostly traditional tsugaru-shamisen songs, though hints of the brothers' signature style were 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. This disc deservedly turned the Yoshida Brothers into rock stars in their native land, another rarity for tsugaru-shamisen instrumentalists. Hear where it all began! Ryoichiro Yoshida: tsugaru shamisen Kenichi Yoshida: tsugaru shamisen
"The brothers embrace tradition, playing standards from the shamisen repertoire. But they also expand on it. In their own compositions, they riff on themes from the old songs, incorporating other instruments and elements from jazz, classical, flamenco, rock, the blues, and even techno. The music is high energy, and it is highly improvisational." — Boston Globe
 "Japan's Yoshida Brothers are among world music's hottest groups, mixing the island"s traditional music with global dance beats. Yet, the origins of the duo's trademark instrument lay not in Japan, but in China—and that makes the Yoshida Brothers' eclectic updating of a classic Japanese sounds a pan-Asian triumph." — The Globalist

Tracks:
1. Modern
2. Tsugaru Aiyabushi
3. Ibuki
4. Tsugaru Oharabushi
5. Tsugaru Yosarebushi
6. Tsugaru Jonkarabushi Kake

Product Reviews

Rate This Product:
or Create a Review
(0 Ratings, 0 Reviews)
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty.
Click here to signup for our newsletter - Globetrot

MORE FEATURED TITLES

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection 5 CD Box Set
New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City CD
Ceylon's Drum Masters and Healers 2 CD set
El Mapurito: Caribbean Music from Colombia CD
Saucejas: Paris Concert CD
Ensemble Alla Francesca: Juifs et Trouveres: Jewish Songs of the 13th Century in Old French CD
Love Songs CD
Ethiopiques 29: Mastawesha CD
  Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways CD
  Tango, Noche y Guitarra CD
The Art of Flamenco 3 CD set
  Music from the Mountains of Bhutan CD
  100 Anos Compay CD
  Hamid Motebassem & Mezrab Ensemble: Whisperings CD
  Isabelle Courroy: Confluence #1 CD
  Afro Soul 2 CD
  Al Andaluz Project: Salam CD
  Live at Lagny Jazz Festival CD+DVD
  Kuwait: Sea Songs of the Arabian Gulf
  Madre Y Mar CD
  Songs Within Stones CD
  Zanzibara 8: Chungu CD
  Al Qantara CD
  Bob Marley Originals CD
  Our Songs: The Very Best of the Israeli Kibbutz 2 CDs
  The Silk Road: Music, Art, and Poetry from Istanbul to Samarqand DVD
  Bugarrigarra CD
  Egyptian Belly Dance CD
Maori: New Zealand CD
  Ongod CD
  Treasures of Algiers Chaabi CD
  Zanzibara 7: Sikinde vs Ndekule CD
  The Story of Piano Blues from the Country to the City CD
  Los Tres Reyes: Romancing the Past CD
  Niou Bardophones: Sages Comme des Fous CD
  Papa Noel & Viviane A.: Color CD
  Otros Aires 4 CD
Trinacria: Tu Comu Stai? Sound of Sicily CD
  Ray Lema: 5 Original Albums 5 CD set
  Hawaiian Rainbow CD
  ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador CD
  Carmen Souza: Kachupada CD