Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tink Tink (tinku tinku) have been quite active on their (and Rinken Band) YouTube channel. On 1/15 the quartet will be releasing a new album called “Chaabiratai” that’s available for purchase on the Ajima online store. The new album has a total of 12 tracks and costs 3,000 Yen. The availability on streaming platforms has been a bit hit-and-miss so your best bet is to seek out the physical copy.
BEGIN is participating in YouTube’s #YouTubeMusicWeekend and will be streaming their 25th anniversary concert “Sugar Cane Cable NETWORK TOUR 2015-2016 Ryōgoku Kokugikan” on July 17th 13:30 (Okinawa time). The band has been releasing a lot of YouTube content with special video clips for Uta no Hi and looks like they wasted no time in continuing this new tradition. It’s a free concert so be sure to set your reminder!
The YouTuber (teamrimi) has several other videos from this session so be sure to check them out!
Featuring a mixture of instruments and styles, Ryukyu Soul Ethnica is a new group to keep your eyes on. The duo of Bobzi and Miku Ama, released a 4-track mini album in November 18, 2009 on indie record label Ajapan. A few of the mini album’s tracks (well, 3 of the 4) are available on their YouTube channel as samples.
It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since Kazutoshi Matsuda released his debut album, “Diigunii” on June 15, 2007. Come Sanshin Day (March 3rd) in 2010, Kazutoshi will be releasing his second album titled “Uta Michi Aruki” on Tundami Label. Featuring a total of 12 tracks, the album will feature a pop rock sound (Ryūkyū Pop) compared to his debut album. The album is priced at ¥2,700.
Track list is as follows:
- Hana Kuduchi (Okinawa Minyou)
- Mura Ashibi (Okinawa Minyou)
- Michi (Original)
- Kokoro no Iro (Original)
- Hamachidori (Okinawa Minyou)
- Chanmii (Original)
- Ayagu (Okinawa Minyou)
- Tinsagu nu Hana (Okinawa Minyou)
- Tabi (Original)
- Tuutangaanii (Okinawa Minyou)
- Umi Yakara (Okinawa Minyou)
- Yume no Sora (Original)
The PV below is for the song “Michi” which will be on the new album.