Shinichi Kinoshita - Kai - Tsugaru Fusion (2001)
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World Fusion, Ethnic, Tsugaru Shamisen | Country: Japan | Label: Avex Marketing Co., Ltd. (IOCD-20010)
The acclaimed Tsugaru-Shamisen star and top Japanese traditional instruments players present a fusion of traditional and modern improvised rhythm and sounds. Shinichi Kinoshita's outstanding technique and soulful sound has given him reputation as “the shamisen player with divine hands“. Tsugaru-Shamisen is a three-string banjo-like instrument played in the folk style in Tsugaru region of northern Japan with history of more than 100 years. Its character and spirit are often compared with jazz, both in its improvisational approach and in its roots. it evolved from blind street minstrels who played door to door. With its earthy and percussive sound, it is particularly popular with younger Japanese now.