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12:04 pm - 03/02/2012

Japanese court musician Togi Hideki to release album “TOGI” in the United States

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.”

Source and Image: Sanspo & tokyohive

dollfacesaori 2nd-Mar-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
sorry for this, but I just had to...

artsxcouture 3rd-Mar-2012 12:23 am (UTC)
Can't wait to hear the album!
islandgurl84 3rd-Mar-2012 12:50 am (UTC)
would love to listen to the traditional music album. wonder if he can do a collab in the future with a japanese pop artist for a fusion of the ancient and the traditional. that would be awesome. thanks for sharing.
atelierlune 3rd-Mar-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Cool! I wanna go~
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