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ISAMU ASATO

ISAMU ASATO

Traditional Yaeyama shima uta.

TETSUHIRO DAIKU

TETSUHIRO DAIKU

One of Okinawa's most respected musicians, from strictly traditional to albums recorded with brass band and jazz musicians.

CHIEKO IHA

CHIEKO IHA

Female Okinawan singer formerly of Four Sisters.

RINSHO KADEKARU

RINSHO KADEKARU

The godfather of Shima Uta (island songs) who died in 1999.

SHOKICHI KINA

SHOKICHI KINA

Legendary figure of Okinawan music, one of the first to incorporate rock, reggae and other sounds into Okinawan music.

MISAKO KOJA

MISAKO KOJA

Original leader of Nenes solo albums.

NENES/SADAO CHINA

NENES/SADAO CHINA

Four women singers, the original version of which is now disbanded, and solo albums by their producer and mentor.

SEIJIN NOBORIKAWA

SEIJIN NOBORIKAWA

Legendary Okinawan musician who died in March 2013.

YASUKATSU OSHIMA

YASUKATSU OSHIMA

Young and brilliant Okinawan musician from Ishigaki island playing mostly in the traditional style.

RIKKI

RIKKI

Superb young female singer from Amami island, traditional and modern influences.

RINKEN BAND / TOMOKO UEHARA / TINK TINK

RINKEN BAND / TOMOKO UEHARA / TINK TINK

One of Okinawa's most popular and durable groups, from the original wave of Okinawan roots pop. Plus Rinken's wife Tomoko Uehara's solo albums and Rinken produced artists Tink Tink and other projects.

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