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Shoukichi Kina

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“LAY OUT Your Weapons, OCCUPY Musical Tools,” the music that Okinawan guitarist, vocalist, and composer Shoukichi Kina thought we would perform in the Cultural Olympiad in the Olympics in Atlanta in July 1996, summed up his beliefs. Since 1968, when he created his music group Champloose, Kina offers offered a musical tone of voice for Okinawan and environmental issues. Among the first to mix traditional Asian music with rock and roll and reggae affects, Kina is constantly on the make use of his music to create the Asian and Traditional western worlds closer collectively. The child of a normal shamisen participant, Kina continues to be embraced by music artists from around the world. His 1980 record Bloodlines was documented in Hawaii with Ry Cooder on mandolin, glide, and electro-acoustic electric guitar. The Festivities, released 2 yrs later, symbolized a cooperation with Japanese ambient keyboardist Makoto Yano. Kina’s record Earth Spirit highlighted guitarist Yves N’Djock of Salif Keita’s music group. Kina’s hook-laden songwriting in addition has allowed his music to become heard considerably beyond the Okianawan edges. His melody “Haisai Ojisan (Hello Uncle)” was included in the worldwide supergroup of John French, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, and Richard Thompson. “Hana (Blooming Blooms within the Hearts of most)” was included in Henry Kaiser and David Lindley. “Subete No Hito No Konoro Ni Hana O (Blooms a muslim Heart)” was documented by Detty Kurnia of Indonesia and Caravan of Thailand. Kina’s best-known function has arrive as head of Champloose, the only real garage rock-band in Okinawa. The group’s record The Music Power From Okinawa, documented during a functionality at Kina’s nightclub in 1977, premiered in 1991 and became a global hit. Kina provides continued to alternative solo tasks with albums documented using the group. Based on David Byrne, whose label Luaka Bop released a 15-tune compilation of Kina’s use Champloose, a concert with the music group is “an event that is nearly even more a rally or even a celebration when compared to a formal concert.”

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Full Name Shoukichi Kina
Nationality Japanese
Music Groups Champloose
Music Songs Haisai Ojisan, ?, Jing Jing, Crazy Kacharsee, Hana No Kajimaya, I-Yah Hoy!, Basha-gua Suncha, Subete No Hito No Kokoro Ni Hanna O, Don-Don Bushi, Mimichiri Bozu – Danju Kariyushi, Tokyo Sanbika, Hiyamikachi-bushi, Uwaki-Bushi, Earth Spirit, Niraikanai Matsuri, Morino Hitoyo, Takiotoshi, Untitled, Shima Guwa, Hinukan, Childai, Eternally Ecstasy, ???????, Matsuri, Ariran, Umushirumun, Akainko, Harukanaru Kuni, Save The Mangrove, Fallin' Star Night, Celebration, Kaisale
Albums Okinawan Breeze Joto, Champloo!, Nirai Pana, Shoukichi Kina & Champloose (Live in Okinawa, 1977), Champloose Renaissance, BLOOD LINE 2016, Asia Classics 2: Peppermint Tea House, In Love, Earth Spirit, Hinukan, Golden Best Shokichi Kina & Champloose, Asian Classics 2: Peppermint Tea House - Best of Shoukichi Kina


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1 Tokyo, Japan: Scoring TV ads, performing improvised music. [September 2011]


Composer

Composer

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A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki 2006 Documentary
Twilight of the Cockroaches 1989

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned 2014 TV Movie documentary archive
Queen: Days of Our Lives 2011 TV Movie documentary archive

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Twilight of the Cockroaches 1989 music: "Fantasia"

Self

Self

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The Ballad of Mott the Hoople 2011 Documentary
Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl 2004 Video documentary Himself - Keyboards
Beat-Club 1968 TV Series

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Archive Footage

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Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space 1989 Video Himself

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