Yoriko Ichinomiya: Folk singer-songwriter and piano. Her Facebook page reads “just a drinker with a habit of singing and playing piano”. Personally, it feels great to hear something depressive in Japanese for a change.
一ノ宮頼子 – 恋と愛
Yoriko Ichinomiya – After the rain
Remigai: Indie pop and folk from Nagoya.
mmm: Read as “mi-mai-mo”. Great concerts, shy and funny on stage, a multi-instrumentalist. Almost a one person show. Also plays the flute in the band Oono Yuuki.
Spangle call Lilli line: Indie, electronica, downtempo.
Remigai – Catch
mmm – Amanojaku
Spangle call Lilli line – Tesla
Takuya Kuroda: Japanese trumpeter from Kobe, now based in Brooklyn. Part of José James’ band and now starring solo too. Groovy, funky.
Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son (Full Album)
Mio Matsuda: sings in Japanese, Portuguese, Cape Verde creole, Spanish… Multicultural and inspiring. Her album “Creole” does interesting music journalism and fieldwork, collecting and preserving local songs from around the world.
Documentary about “Creole”
Mio Matsuda – Imin-bushi (Canção do imigrante)
Mio Matsuda – Canto para Mama