【USA】Rio x Rio Special Live in NEW YORK
Rio x Rio Special Live in NY
7:40 pm Door open / 8:00 Concert begins / 9:30-10:00 Reception
123 4th Ave., 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10003
(3 minutes’ walk from 14th St.-Union Sq. subway station
Above “Think Coffee”)
Food/Drink donation are all welcome!
Families and kids are welcome!
for more info please visit FB event site in both Engilish & Japanese
Rio Inyaku : 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 is experienced in live performance in many cities, including 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 Noe Valley Farmers Market in San Francisco, 25 Aug, 9:00-10:45. please visit his website in English , FB and his original music with two sanshins
Message from Rio Inyaku ： Kankara-sanshin(*) I play with 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 NY! Let’s enjoy music and celebrate joy of living altogether!