【USA】Rio Inyaku’s Can-Based Sanshin Show in SAN FRANCISCO
8月 25日 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
RIO INYAKU ’s
CAN-BASED SANSHIN* SHOW in SAN FRANCISCO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018
9:00am – 10:45am
Noe Valley Farmers Market
3861 24th St, San Francisco, CA
Message from Rio Inyaku
Kankara-sanshin(*) I play is originally a handmade can-based musical instrument which comforted Okinawan people in the aftermath of WWII. Okinawa, which locates the southernmost of Japan, consists of many beautiful islands with rich culture and friendly people. In 1945 the battle of Okinawa was so fierce that many people died. Though survivors have never lost their love of life, nor love of music, and restored the community.
My dream is to create new Okinawan songs and sing with friends all over the world to make the Earth a happier place to live. My deepest appreciation to all friends-to-be in USA. Let’s enjoy music and celebrate joy of living altogether!
Rio Inyaku’s profile
16-year-old can-based sanshin (Kankara-sanshin) (*) player and a best-selling poet of “I chose to be born as the way I am”(2012) sold 130,000 copies in Japan.
He plays kankara-sanshin extremely fast and also behind his neck just like Jimi Hendrix. He uses effects pedals and a loop station connector with kankara-sanshin which makes his music globally unique. He plays his original songs, Okinawan folk music, and also popular songs in Okinawan style arranged by himself.
He has performed live in many cities, including on big stages such as “World Eisa Contest 2017” held at the National Theater Okinawa, and “Sanshin-day,” one of the biggest folk song festivals in Japan.
He will also play in Manhattan, NY on 23 August, and possibly in Boston on 18 August.