Joji Hirota: Japanese Folk Songs

 

 

Ant's friend and musical collaborator Joji Hirota releases his new solo album Japanese Folk Songs.

Released by ARC Music - catalogue number EUCD2103

Arranged by Joji Hirota (vocals, shakuhachi, taiko drums and Japanese percussion) with strings, choir and children’s vocals.

Hauntingly beautiful melodies create images of fishermen on Hokkaido , children’s games in Tokyo , farmers planting rice on Honshu and delicate cherry blossoms in spring. 32-page colour booklet with photos and extensive information in English, German, French and Spanish.

Track listing:

1. Solan Bushi - 5:31

2. Sakura Variations - 9:46

3. Kodomo No Uta Medorei - 7:21

4. Haru No Umi - 9:33

5. Esashi-Oiwake - 6:05

6. Komori Uta - 5:46

7. Kokiriko Bushi - 5:08

8. Jawa Kai No Shima Jima - 8:20

9. Komoro Mago Uta - 5:16

10. Takeda No Komori Uta - 5:50

Orders for the CD can be made here.

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