Probably the greatest living male and female singers of Okinawan traditional music get together to record their first 'duet' album. Simple versions of standard Okinawan traditional tunes, with occasional accompaniment of Toru Yonaha. Noborikawa is now 80 and Oshiro 76, and still sound on pretty good form, if not exactly in their prime. Listening to this, with their joyful, playful, strong and laid back manner, perhaps you can understand why Okinawans can be expected to live longer than just about anyone else in the world (although their rank of life expectancy within Japan has been falling in recent years). Listen to samples of all tracks.
1. Nakuni-Yanbarutimatu 2. Uminu Chinbora-Akayama 3. Densuna Bushi 4. Erabuyuri No Hana 5. Kaisare 6. Ichi Hanari Bushi 7. Tanchame-Kachirin Bushi 8. Yacchaguwa 9. Shirahama Bushi 10. Isa Heiyo-densa Bushi 11. Hayakuduch (Haru No Odori) 12. Taigan Kuduchi 13. Mumuuianguwa 14. Hiji Guwa Bushi 15. Harikuyamaku