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Yukari plays koto for Awaya-Kai – DVD available now!!!
Our lead singer and guitarist Yukari Fujiu played koto, the 13-string Japanese harp, for 18th Awaya-Kai Koto Concert at the James Armstrong Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov 3, 2013. Although koto can be a beautiful invitation to the new world, it sounds utterly different from her edgy guitars. She says, “I’m a rock musician, but meanwhile, I listen to any genre of music. Ultimately, there are only two types of music: good music and bad music. And weather you’ve noticed or not, Cribabi use lots of Oriental scales and instruments in our tunes.”
The theatre was filled to capacity, and it was the golden opportunity to appreciate Yukari’s Japanese traditional music performance. Opened with the stunning Mozart-like concerto (which was absolutely unexpected), she played a mean koto and enchanted the audience. “Although I couldn’t see the audience’s faces because it was dark, I did feel them enthused and totally engaged into the music,” she portrayed her state of mind on the stage, “That’s one of the sexiest moments in my life.” At the closing of the show, Yukari performed in the Japanese classical orchestra including shamisen, shakuhachi, and taiko percussions. She said, “It’s the biggest koto concert series in LA and I was so honored to play for them. And the audience was bloody awesome! I said we would rock you and we did, didn’t we?” Yes you did, even with the koto. The concert’s DVD available now. (To order, click here!)
18th Awaya-Kai Koto Concert at James Armstrong Theatre DVD
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