It was revealed on March 1st that Japanese court music artist Togi Hideki (52), will release his album “TOGI” on March 21st in the United States for his American debut. Through the tone of the hichiriki (Shinto flute) and other traditional Japanese instruments, he aims to build a global network via universal music qualities of the instruments for Japanese court music.
The album will include a selection of music from all of his albums that have been released since his debut in 1996. Moreover, a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” will be included.
Dates for his American concerts have also been set. On March 28th, he will perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York; on March 29th, he will perform at the Sankara Hotel; and on April 2nd, he will perform at Kennedy Center Hall in Washington DC. Togi stated with enthusiasm, “I am grateful for the opportunity to debut in the United States as it marks a turning point for the one-year anniversary of the earthquake. Now, I definitely want to showcase Japan’s magnificence through the power of music.”