Wow. This music video and song is a lot of fun! MC Gosamaru’s “Nakagusuku-son In The House” is an Uchinaa-rap song and also features the amazing Yonaha Toru on sanshin. The single is also available on music streaming services.
The video digest is from “Ryukyu Classical Performing Arts Meet the 25 String Koto”, a concert that took place last December featuring top artists from Luchu classical music and dance. It’s interesting hearing the classic songs arranged for the 25 string koto as well as Nakai Tomoya’s original songs and we’re grateful for the English subtitles and translations in the video description section. This is a must watch video if only for the explanation each artist gives for their instrument.
Allison-sensei started her Kucho Girl YouTube channel about a year ago and has a lot of great content in English for those interested in learning more about classical (koten ongaku) and folk (minyou) music from Uchinaa. If you’re not familiar with the word ‘kucho’, Allison-sensei calls it an Okinawan spike fiddle and it’s one of the instruments that accompanies the uta-sanshin along with kutu (zither), fwanso (flute), and teeku (drums). It’s definitely a channel you’ll want to subscribe to.
Welcome to the world of Cocco! We’ve posted about Cocco and her YouTube before but now she’s gone and started a new channel called Cocco Channel. She’s been using the old (but still official?) YouTube channel for her personal vlogs so she’ll probably start posting them to her new one. One thing we can be guaranteed is a deeper dive into Cocco’s world.
His staff had to get his favorite awamori into his system and once that was done Gori was ready to announce his 8 recommended songs from Okinawa (Uchinanchu artists). So without further ado, here’s his list in the order that he announced it (links go to YouTube videos):
Miura Daichi participated in a group project for Team Coca-Cola with other pop artists and the song “Colorful” has reached over 1 million views on YouTube. The music video had its YouTube premiere on 7/19 along with a single that’s available on all streaming platforms. He’s the first artist on the video so you can’t miss him!
HY have done two The First Take videos with their song “366days” being the channel’s 100th and it also happens to be during the band’s 20th anniversary. The second video was for their song “Good Bye“. Now both songs are available on music streaming services! It’s amazing knowing that the recordings are live and in one take. Links to both songs are on the band’s tweet.
THE FIRST TAKE is a YouTube Channel dedicated to shooting musicians and singers performing in a single take. ONE TAKE ONLY, ONE LIFE ONLY.
By the way, now that Nakasone Izumi has her own YouTube channel and we know of her personality, it can make it more interesting to see her in singing form. 😊