The Yoshiwara

The Yoshiwara
EISHIBA X TOSHINORI KONDO
26.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSD2135

Product Description

Eishiba is a singer of the hauta and kouta traditions, regional and short songs for shamisen, popular in early Edo period Japan in the restaurants and brothels of the cities, in the type of music the geishas would sing. She is accompanied by shamisen and Toshinori Kondo on electric trumpet, programming and synthesizers, on a CD that succesfully blends ancient and modern Japan. Not just a CD of programmed beats with sampled decoration, this is a genuine collaboration to create something new and musically challenging. Slightly weird, rather wonderful and highly recommended.