Satoru Shimoji in Naha
Miyako Island singer Satoru Shimoji performs live on Saturday 22nd October at Guuwa in Naha. This is a rare and highly recommended chance to see Shimoji on the main island of Okinawa. He has become one of the very best representatives of music from Miyako after a career which included a 15 year spell in Tokyo. He subsequently returned to the roots of his native island where he produces other musicians and runs his own recording studio.
His two most recent albums Myahk (2012) and Myahk-U (2015) reached new heights and find him at the peak of his career. Both albums were reviewed on this blog. Shimoji will play with a small band of musicians on violin, piano, and percussion, as well as daughter Minami Shimoji on sanshin and vocals. It all begins at 19:00 and entry (including one drink) is 2,5oo yen.