Kengo Saito is a Paris based player of the Afghan lute, the rubab. On this album he plays mostly Japanese traditional tunes with the help of local musicians on tabla, flute, bansuri and various Arabic percussion. Really rather wonderful.
1. Pahari Sukiyaki Song (Sukiyaki Ue O Muité Arukô) 2 . Mahali 3. Furusato 4. Sakura Variations, Pt. 1 5. Sakura Variations, Pt. 2 6. Dancing Fingers (Homage to Ustad Malang) 7. Yumeh 8. Kokiriko Bushi 9. Bairagi 10. Hanayomeh Steps 11. Japanistan