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Songs of my land

by Chiyomi Yamada

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautiful CD in Digipack cardboard packaging, with liner notes in English and Japanese, song texts and explanations.

    Includes digital pre-order of Songs of my land. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around March 1, 2024

      €18 EUR or more 

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  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Songs of my land. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases March 1, 2024

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永田の子守唄 (鹿児島) ネンネンヨ ネンネンヨ こやのとっペんから うんのそこみれば うんのそこには いおがおる ネンコセ ネンコセ こんどこの子が 男ん子なら そろばん持たせて学校にやる ネンコセ ネンコセ こんどこの子が 女ん子ならば 裁縫箱持たせて学校にやる ネンコセ ネンコセ
2.
Akita Obako video
3.
Otemoyan video
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Muko Yokocho video
5.
Gionshoya video
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我が門に (c.1180催馬楽) 我が門に 我が門に 上裳裾濡れて 下裳裾濡れて 朝菜摘み 夕菜摘み 我が名を知らまくほしからば 御園生の菖蒲の郡の大領の 弟娘と言え 愛娘とこそ言わめ
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Yasugi-bushi video
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Haiya-bushi video
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Mike Neko video
10.
Sangai-bushi
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秋田おばこ (秋田) おばこナ~ 何ぼになる  この年暮らせば十と七つ 十七ナ~ おばこなど  何しに花コなど 咲かねエとナ~ 咲けばナ~実もヤなる  咲かねば日陰の色紅葉

about

An album between worlds - ancient Japanese folklore, modern European folk-pop, sometimes even with a distinctly Celtic touch: That's the first collaboration between singer Chiyomi Yamada and the Japanese folk band Baobab. Originally a classically trained soprano, the exceptional artist has been experimenting with traditional Japanese sounds and the combination of Far Eastern and Western sound aesthetics for many years. On this album, she returns to her roots both musically and spiritually: "Songs of my land" is a tribute to the ancient Japanese folk song, to the mysterious Shinto spirituality and to the people who have been celebrating life and love on this land with their songs for thousands of years.

The fresh, sometimes unconventional, but always harmonious sounds of Baobab, led by siblings Maika and Mirai Matsumoto, dress the old melodies in catchy folk-pop songs and bring them into the 21st century with a sense of elegant Japanese lightness.

The album was recorded and mixed by German producer Jonas Niederstadt, who has made a name for himself working on international crossover projects (Michel Godard, Emily D'Angelo and others).

credits

releases March 1, 2024

Chiyomi Yamada: vocals
maika: vocals, fiddles, viola, rebec
Mirai Matsumoto: guitars, kokle, citole, vocals
Naoya Wada: bass, flutes, gittern
Tsuyoshi Maeda: taiko, shinobue, suzu
Yosuke Watanabe: drums, percussion

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Niederstadt
c+p 2024 Indigo Road

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Chiyomi Yamada Kumamoto, Japan

Singer of European Ancient Music and Japanese Traditional Folklore.
Traveller between musical worlds and ages searching for the eternal link between music and the human soul.
mail@chiyomiyamada.com
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