Amami island in the deep south of Japan is home to a vibrant, living, traditional music scene. This compilation provides the evidence with mostly young singers, mostly in the 20s, performing traditional Amami island songs. Some are modern arrangments with ukulele, guitar and percussion as well as the sanshin and the distinctive falsetto style of singing. Artists include Maricamizki (Mizuki Nakamura & Marica Yoshihara), Nami Makioka, Shingo Maeyama (up and coming singer with a great voice), Fumitomo Yagi (singer songwriter from Okinawa based in Kyoto), Banana Maffin (most popular reggae DJ on Amami). 22 tracks.