Tomoko Sugawara

Tomoko Sugawara
  • country:Japan
  • region:Orient
  • style(s):Asian, Indigenous
  • label:Motéma Music
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist submitted by:Motéma Music

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  • Tomoko Sugawara (Kugo Harp)


Tomoko Sugawara performs on a modern rendition of the kugo angular harp an instrument that disappeared from the world stage some 300 years ago. Her talent "honors the essence of this ancient instrument that was popular along the Silk Road and revered for centuries in Near and Far Eastern religions. Sugawara's music is deeply emotional and expressive, interweaving compositions from the Tang Dynasty China and 13th century Iran and Spain with modern commissioned works".