Aragaki Mutsumi

WOMEX2021 official showcase artist Aragaki Mutsumi / vocal & sanshin
Okinawan traditional, and mixture of traditional, jazz & contemporary.

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WOMEX2021 official showcase artist Aragaki Mutsumi / vocal & sanshin
Okinawan traditional, and mixture of traditional, jazz & contemporary.

WOMEX 21 Daycase stage
30 Oct 2021 14:15 - 15:15
@Alfandega do Porto

At the beginning of her solo concerts, Aragaki Mutsumi, invites her audiences to journey with her into another world of Okinawan music. It's a trip to her Okinawa, evoked by the sound of her expert sanshin playing, the broad expression of her voice and mesmerising atmospheres created by natural and electronic soundscapes with visual enhancement from films, photos and paintings, integrating these elements into a unique avant-garde performance.

Mutsumi studied sanshin and the island's classical art of singing under the school of two great masters of Okinawan traditions, Fukuhara Chouki and Fukuhara Kyouko.

Her mission now is to integrate the deep soul of Okinawan music into a contemporary setting without, as she says, 'losing its scent'. Aragaki Mutsumi is a guardian of her roots and a bold experimenter in one.

Master of Ceremony: Paul Fisher (Far Side Music, UK)



■Biography;
ARAGAKI Mutsumi / Okinawan classic vocal, vocal, sanshin, electronics, audio-visual, soundscapes, photos, paintings

She progressively integrates the deep groove and soul of Okinawan traditional music with contemporary sounds and visuals, and she creates unique avant-garde music. She was selected as WOMEX2021 Official Showcase Artist, as 6th from Japan, and as 1st solo artist from Okinawa. She released her first solo album “Another World Of Okinawan Music”, and got high reputations all over the world. It was selected on BBC Music Magazine "The best world music recordings released in 2021 so far”. She performs by herself traditional music with electronics, and also performs with Jazz musicians. 

Media: Songlines Magazine, fRoots Magazines, BBC Music Magazine, WIRE Radio, Far Side Radio (UK), NHK World J-MELO (Japan)

Festivals: Hidden Kingdom World Music Festival 2021(online, Bhutan), Camera Japan 2019 Japanese Film Festival (Netherlands), Nippon Connection 2019 Japanese Film Festival (Germany), Earth Day Tokyo 2019, Bangkok Theater Festival 2018 (Thailand), New Narratives Film Festival 2016 (Taiwan), Jazz in Nanjo 2020 (Okinawa), Trans Asia Music Meeting (Okinawa). She participated in Asia Music Summit 2020 (online, Canada) as one of the musician panelists.



■Press kit
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zSGQdWfwVqKi3fVbXhL3Ztovbmjf2HwV?usp=sharing



■Links
Official website
https://en.aragakimutsumi.com

Video - solo
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bWz5_mdptGJJhDaN90d6L32Xugkxaicz/view?usp=sharing

Video - w/Jazz band
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dl-NUa1PTqcgLNDxVkMx_BVJex81p5W4/view?usp=sharing

Album trailer
https://youtu.be/MdyD52sU7JM

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Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHfduNrLeWGu9dsj3h7pVg

Streaming
https://linkco.re/fPsSzp8D

Bandcamp
https://aragakimutsumi.bandcamp.com

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/aragakimutsumi

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/aragaki_mutsumi/



■Contact:
Japan;
NIINUHAI Recordings
2-6-23-103 Agariyamamotomachi,
Ishikawa, Uruma-city, Okinawa, Japan
Zip 9041101
Whatsup +81-90-1179-6528
niinuhai@gmail.com
https://en.niinuhai.com

Out of Japan;
Far Side Music
(Agent / Management)
6 Overhill Way
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 6SW
UK
44-20-8650-3040
44-7592513728
paul@farsidemusic.com
www.farsidemusic.com

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